A Beautiful Smile
If only that smile would shine again,
Struggle would Men with renewed zeal.
Bear their Albatross happily would all,
overcome the ocean with neither trickery nor deal.
Wish only may we that smile lingers on,
And to the ailing heart bring solace.
Maladies and miseries seem inconsequential,
Peace and harmony shimmer on face.
Broken not the smile may ever be I pray,
Shatter the mind of the weak it might.
Shiver even the harbinger of death and doom,
Quench even the grim reaper’s Might.
Mere words suffice not for a beautiful smile,
A divine gift for the human race.
The genesis of all that is vital and that lives,
The provenance of all wordly grace.
In the First paragraph the Albatross refers to burdens, Ocean refers to Life and, trickery and deal refer to the game of dice placed with death and life-in-death, metaphors used in S. T. Coleridge’s legendary Poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
As a tribute I would like to add these beautiful lines which were the final lesson of the poem :
‘He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.’