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Let Her Smile

I don’t know why I should let things go
Life ahead is unknown but the past is always mine
I see a bullet coming for my friend’s father
with but only the grace of time
A mother woke up and it was true
her son was really gone
While a royal wedding made everything seem fine

I’m sick to my stomach if you must know
I can’t depend upon the world to do right anymore
I’m glad she’s happy wearing her crown
At least someone has a good day in store
Across the pond the questions begin
with answers even anger knows are wrong
For deadly hearts hate us all even more

Lately the sun only seems to feel cold
Even though my feet blister on sidewalks below
Can it be true the is no answer around
I hear the prayer we all know
But your will remains silently sleeping
while we sing another sad song
Is her smile bigger than my faith can grow?

Comments

Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on May 19, 2018:

Thank you RTalloni for reading my hub. I picked the two most impactful events from my perspective though you are so right that there is life and death, sadness and happiness all over the world. I've never heard the hymn but the one life is very powerful.

Just feeling helpless in the face of the violence and I decided that the royal wedding was not so frivolous though it was an exclusive event...

RTalloni on May 19, 2018:

An interesting look at what the world has been since the fall. There were other weddings this weekend–one bride's joy does not diminish another's. There were many deaths this week, all devastating to the families and friends. Your post reminds of this hymn..."though the wrong seems oft so strong God is the Ruler yet"... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfWjey9tQS0