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A Smile Changed The World

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Brandyn Sand
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0 posted 04-30-2000 11:45 AM       View Profile for Brandyn Sand   Email Brandyn Sand   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Brandyn Sand's Home Page   View IP for Brandyn Sand

A smile changed the world,
For it was passed around,
Refreshing scores of thirsty hearts
Like rain on desert ground.

It was given to a mother,
Who gave it to her son;
He gave it to his teacher
Before the day was done.

It then restored the confidence
Of one who’d lost his wife;
He gave it to a discouraged cop
And helped him save a life.

It then inspired a poet,
Helped a soldier stop a war,
Brought hope of a brighter future
To the clerk in the corner store.

It helped a hardened felon see
Life was better than it seemed,
Encouraged a man to give his heart
To the woman of his dreams.

She gave it to a despairing wife
Who was bound to an abusive man;
She then discovered the courage
To finally take a stand.

It has given hope to many,
Brought joy to some feeling blue,
Helped others find a hidden strength,
It even saved a life or two.

So where did that smile originate,
The one opening all these doors?
You’ll find it in the mirror, my friend,
For that first smile was yours.


© Brandyn Sand
4-26-99




 
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1 posted 04-30-2000 11:49 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Brandyn~
Man, oh man ... do I like this !
I'm such a believer in the power of a smile.
This is simply WONDERFUL ..
I hope it's contagious and everyone catches it ... and spreads it.
Thank you for this delight.
~*Marge*~


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2 posted 04-30-2000 12:17 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Oh, I love this poem. It's amazing what kindness can do. And as for you and everyone reading, lots of smiles!

                        

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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3 posted 04-30-2000 12:30 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

A smile has certainly changed this girl's world!!! Thank you for sharing this, it is a wonderful and delightful poem!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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4 posted 04-30-2000 12:44 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Well Brandyn, you got a smile out of me with this one - and that ain't been no easy task of late.  Well done.  


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5 posted 04-30-2000 12:47 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

What a wonderful poem! I love it. There is power in a smile to be sure, it certainly brightens my day when I get one from an unexpected source! So I try to smile often.. thanks for sharing this with us...here's one for YOU  
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6 posted 04-30-2000 12:50 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

What a wonderful, uplifting poem...
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7 posted 04-30-2000 01:06 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

This poem made me S M I L E  . I loved it! You are a very good poet my friend, and write with much inspiration and beauty. thanks for sharing this...and from me to you heres your smile for the day  

take care,
amy

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Brandyn Sand
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8 posted 04-30-2000 04:25 PM       View Profile for Brandyn Sand   Email Brandyn Sand   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Brandyn Sand's Home Page   View IP for Brandyn Sand

My, oh, my!  What encouraging comments!  You guys have absolutely made my day!!  I can't tell you how happy I am that I happened upon this forum replete with such gifted people. *whew!*

Thanx so much!!
Brandyn *wearing her most beaming smile* Sand

 
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9 posted 04-30-2000 08:52 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Brandyn, this is absolutely wonderful! We seldom think how important our little smiles are to others. We should all give more of them away. After all, they are free!

Denise
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10 posted 04-30-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for cutie2005   Email cutie2005   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cutie2005

this was great i loved it so much!! it is right to a smile can cheer anyone up.. I mean it cheers me put, but you have to pass it along to make you happy!!! Good job loved it...!!!
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11 posted 05-02-2004 09:21 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

this is good!
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