“The Smiles, The Smiles” a poem


The smiles, the smiles, what do they hide?
A kind heart twisted from the pain inside?
A tortured soul pretending everything is all right?
Or a beautiful spirit pricked by the thorns in ones side?

The smiles the smiles, what are they for?
A desperate soul longing for more?
A million cares, worries, fears, insecurities one can’t ignore.

The smiles, the smiles where have they gone,
The desperate ones fighting to break free from the stranglehold that has held us for too long.
Wanting to know right from wrong but never feeling one belongs.

The smiles, the smiles, of those around so hard this day to be found.
One day you are up the next you are down.
Why, oh why does our pain continually come around?

The smiles, the smiles no longer able to fake.
The unbearable pain that so many willingly take.
The greed of others, their judgment and hate, rain down filling sorrows lake.

The smiles, the smiles do we remember what a true one feels like. Have we forgotten how to find them, and if so do we know why? Where have the days gone when life was more about living than fighting to find life?
When will we no longer need to avoid fears knife?

The smiles, the smiles, can we find again the joy we’ve left behind. Will we sell, heartaches well, the one we continue to fill with the swill of the daily grind?
Will we stand against pressures hand to find the land where the smiles, the smiles always arrive on time?

The smiles, the smiles they long to be free, It isn’t dificult to find your smile this you will soon see.
The time is now to let things be what they be, the trappings of this world are the lies that have tricked you and me.
The frowns of our downs will be swallowed by the smiles victory.

The smiles, the smiles will stretch to the corners of our face.
The smiles, the smiles oh yes, fear, pain, and worry they will erase.
The smiles, the smiles, let them rise and you will finish this race. The smiles, the smiles sure they have been gone for awhile, but now we need to put them back in their place.

So smile my friend, smile even if you are facing the end, smile when you want to cry, smile when you would rather die, smile when everything is too hard, smile when you feel like you have gone too far, been too marred, too scarred, smile my friend even when you don’t want to. Smile this is what you must do. For in the smile is the key to peace that has been avoiding you. In the smile is the end of the lies you have believed, in the smile you will find the truth.

Because the smiles, the smiles are your escape, so let your smile overtake this moment, and don’t forget to hold it. Keep that smile on your face until know it, until you can show it, until you feel it, until the smiles, the smiles deliver you and you know it.

Keep smiling everyone, everything is going to be okay, Jacob

5 thoughts on ““The Smiles, The Smiles” a poem

  1. dawn July 26, 2011 / 12:40 AM

    me too,smiling! 🙂 🙂 :)Dawn

  2. Jill July 25, 2011 / 3:53 PM

    How ironic,my life as i have recently known it is being shaken right now, I feel Gods hand and know it is best, but today I truly smiled, I smiled at the 80 year old man carrying small delicate purple flowers for a someone special as he slowly wabbled with his cane in the drizzle, I smiled at the too familiar scent of flowers that resemble the scent of sweetgrass,mmm one of my favourite of Gods perfumes, and when I came home and came here, that beautiful word smile was just another reminder that we all need to do just that “smile”

    thanks Jacob,much love and peace

  3. Dennis Caldwell July 25, 2011 / 10:01 AM

    Sooo sooo true…. needed that one today Jacob.
    Much Love Bro!

  4. Emily July 24, 2011 / 11:30 PM

    like that poem. So I am smiling. 🙂

  5. Alicia July 24, 2011 / 7:36 PM

    I love this poem! Very encouraging..Thanks Jacob!

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