smile

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Artist: Paul Signac

will you smile
on wandering path
that leads from
the end of childhood
to the presence
of today’s sunlight?

will you smile
from destructive choice
and thoughts of injured
past to the willful
audience with the
Lord listening above?

will you smile
at things once amiss
or a mother’s kiss
and tales of imagination
a stolen glance upward
to a Guardian gaze?

will you smile
at what life has
wrought with mishaps
and forgiven mistakes
but bearing no
certain misgivings?

will you smile
because love abounds
on ripples and breezes
from all who listen but moreover
from God who takes delight
in your perfect smile.

(c) 2015 rick stassi