Don't Waste a Smile on Sour-Puss: A Poem
Friendly smiling may not serve
noble purpose meant by heart
for getting on someone's nerve
and turning out less than smart.
Some folks insist on feeling blue
and your smile is bound to hurt
smiling is not what they will do
thriving on their emotional dirt.
To them smiles mean a mocking
like very silly and weird grimace
they can even see as shocking
this odd stretching of the face.
Such character is better left all alone
while he cooks in his own toxic juice
let him continue to moan and groan
for he is only a pathetic sour-puss.
Save instead a smile for a dude like me
you'll think you found your smiling clone
while others' smiles come easy and free
no such happy face will ever smile alone.