Your smile is like the smile of heav'n
It says, “Come closer, there is love and welcome here.”
It beams across the room like sunshine,
So warm and caring that it melts away all fear.

It says, “I’ve missed you, have not seen you for a while.
No matter where you’ve been, I’m glad you’re here.”
It works its wonders in the heart that now receives it,
On wings of love it says, “To me you are so dear.”

The radiance of your smile can bring such comfort
To one who’s lonely, tired or forlorn.
It has the power to refresh a weary spirit
Whose life through circumstances has been torn.

Your smile can send a message of forgiveness,
It says, through tears, without one spoken word,
“Come, let us leave the past behind us.
You are my brother ~ sister, in the Lord.”

Your smile can bring delightful joy and laughter
To one who needs to live and lighten up,
When they have foolishly let daily troubles
Put bitterness and rancour in their cup.

So never underestimate the power,
To make a difference with your loving smile.
It adds real beauty to your own face value,
And willingly it always goes the extra mile!

Karin Ristau


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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous, Karin... It's true--we shouldn't ever underestimate the power of a single smile.

Cathryn said...

Hey There, Another great poem. Hope you are doing well. Blessings ~ Cathryn