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A Childhood Smile This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   In childhood days a smile comes easy,

Laughter's fun; so happy breezy,

Daylight hours, nothing's wrong,

Always sing your carefree song.



Smile, little one! The chance is here,

Smile quick! Feel darkness drawing near,

Darkness, a thief to steal your smile ...

Give you a tear to cry a while.



Once childhood's gone, there's no return,

To bring a smile you have to learn.

The lesson's hard, the road is long,

The smiles that come are frowns gone wrong.



Take one wise word as you grow old:

Don't let your heart become too cold,

See tear-stained cheeks where once a smile

Dimpled the face of one small child.



The smile he wears is not a fake,

His smile will cause your heart to break.

Remember when we were so small,

And our smiles meant we had it all?




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Cigg.Sunn said...
Sept. 2, 2010 at 8:38 pm
This is my post. My poem. How dare you steal something that is NOT yours!
 
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