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A Smile

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Christopher
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0 posted 01-31-2000 10:36 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

A Smile


that masque
so much
like the one I wear
   It smiles differently
yet,
remains the same

you,
-like I-
cover
   your completeness
portray...
     A world different
-from that which lies within

for to the eyes of others,
the beauty within
   must surely match
the beauty without

“simple,” you say
...if only...
   in your complexity

from behind
coquettish eyes
green in emerald hue
   you smile with soft lips
to share with them
a laughter
they share with you

for you they give
true to themselves
they show,
they love,
propelled to new heights
   you inspire them to reach

and then for me,
you try the same
   hide behind
a heart of iron-bound
   knowing
   hoping
   knowing all the while
the futility
of the facade

because I see
the ray of beautiful you
which shines
   through
a sliver of truth
slicing between
   the darkness of your depths

and finally
   you smile
smile from your eyes
   a smile few see
a smile,
none but I can know.
© Copyright 2000 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 01-31-2000 10:41 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

My eyes are smiling , but not my mouth, for it is open, gasping at the perfection of this poem.
Liz

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 01-31-2000).]
mariee66
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2 posted 01-31-2000 10:42 AM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

Marvelous~

Beautifully written~

Marie~
Rex Allen McCoy
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3 posted 01-31-2000 10:57 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

I don't even dream that good!

Rex
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 01-31-2000 11:01 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

EXCELLENT Need I say more ?  
Nicole
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5 posted 01-31-2000 12:43 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Wow...lookie what we have here!     Quite a gem, m'friend...you have a tender side, whodathunkit?!  lol  This is absolutely lovely, Chris.

 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

--Author Unknown
Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


6 posted 01-31-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

...and here we go with those masques again ... methinks there will be quite a collection!  

When someone smiles, I always look to the eyes to tell if it is real.  Well put, my friend -- you have portrayed well the difference between a smile and a smile.

--Me


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

RainbowGirl
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7 posted 01-31-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Chris: I love it sweetheart..

HUSG

 Memories give you the power to collect roses in the winter...
Marilyn
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8 posted 01-31-2000 01:58 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

WOW! Pure talent my friend.
devina
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9 posted 01-31-2000 03:08 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

You get big smiles for me on this one m'dear, just for the beauty of it Chris!! Hope you're doing well!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Balladeer
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10 posted 01-31-2000 04:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

With a poem this good, one can only sit back, smile and appreciate....which I am doing.
Dusk Treader
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11 posted 01-31-2000 04:19 PM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

This is the first glimpse I've gotten of your poetry and WOW!  I really enjoyed this, and a true smile can definetly be seen in the eyes, like mine    

 In flames I shall not be consumed, but reborn. -- Abrahm Simons

Christopher
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12 posted 02-01-2000 01:20 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Liz- How is it that you always know exactly what to say to bring a big smile to MY face???

Martie, Rex- Thank you for reading and commenting!

Ruth - say what you like m'dear, you know my ears are open!

Satiate- Shhh! Don't tell anyone, they wouldn't believe you! You'd lose all credibility!!!  

Kess- Smiles are precious, especially if they're genuine and from the heart!

Cindy, Marilyn, two compliments, from two women with beautiful smiles!

Balladeer- Thank you Grand Puba! You know your compliments are always treasured!

Abe- Welcome then, and thank you! Glad it liked you!!!
Denise
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13 posted 02-01-2000 01:25 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Christopher! A real pleasure to read!!  

Denise
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tulip
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15 posted 02-02-2000 01:45 AM       View Profile for tulip   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for tulip

For you to catch the sliver, you must be awfully aware...  I hope she deserves you!!!
Nan
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16 posted 02-02-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'm smilin'

blueyz75
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IL


17 posted 02-13-2000 05:00 PM       View Profile for blueyz75   Email blueyz75   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit blueyz75's Home Page   View IP for blueyz75

Makes me want to have one, makes me want to give one away!  In fact, here ya all go    take it please!

Kel


 I love the male body, it's better designed than the male mind.---Andrea Newman

TexUS
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18 posted 08-10-2004 07:45 PM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

BEAUTIFUL!

 
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