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A Smile: The Elixir of Life

Uriel enjoys writing and reading poetry. He enjoys both modern and classical poetry.

A smile will cost you naught,

A frown will cost you a lot,

Recipients of your smile will be enriched,

Strangers shall thus be bewitched,

What is the value of a smile?

A smile adds to those who give,

It is more blessed to give than to receive,

A smile fades too fast,

Try your best to make it last,

What is the value of a smile?

Princes and peasants alike know the value of a smile,

For a simple smile, they will go an extra mile,

Money can not buy happiness,

You can be happy even with less,

What is the value of a smile?

A smile is rest to the weary,

It brings cheer and joy to the teary,

Like a drop of dew in the desert,

It slakes the thirst and warms the heart,

What is the value of a smile?

A smile is sunshine to the desperate,

It is the unguent to those filled with hate,

A smile can not be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen,

Nor can it ever be forgotten,

What is the value of a smile?

© 2022 Uriel Kushiel

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