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Poem: She Smiles at the Devil

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"If You're Going Through Hell" by Rodney Adkins

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She Smiles at The Devil

She is not changing her ways
to suit the cruel demeanor of the world,
she is smiling at the devil
laughing at his attempts.

Nothing can tempt her fate,
for kindness
can turn anything upside down,
even bringing a smile
to those who hate.

"People Are Crazy" by Billy Currington

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© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 17, 2020:

Clive,

Thank you.

I am glad to hear you smile also.

They never quite know what to think.

Enjoy your day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 17, 2020:

Linda,

Thank you so much.

I appreciate you stopping by to read my work.

Have a great day!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 17, 2020:

I love the way in which you've described the power of kindness.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on February 17, 2020:

I also smile at the haters. Good write

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 17, 2020:

Ruby,

Thank you.

Nice to hear from you.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 17, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you.

It is always best to show kindness.

Have a wonderful day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 17, 2020:

Ann,

Thank you.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 17, 2020:

Manatita44,

Yep...it is a crazy world. Smiling keeps us pushing through to brighter days.

Thanks for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 17, 2020:

John,

Thank you.

Keep smiling.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 17, 2020:

The Devil can never win when we smile. Lovely Brenda!

Lorna Lamon on February 17, 2020:

I love the strength of kindness which will always overcome hate in this poem Brenda. Inspirational.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 17, 2020:

Turn the tables and you always win! Great sentiment.

Ann

manatita44 from london on February 17, 2020:

Lovely approach and food for thought. It's a crazy world, all right and we have to smile.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 17, 2020:

Yes, we should all just smile at the devil and say “Is that the best you can throw at me?” Nice poem, Brenda.