Smile Today

Smile-TodayIn celebration of National Poetry Month, I am sharing a poem I wrote in honor of my aunt. Enjoy!


Smile Today

Through all the pain guilt hurt

I smile to cover up to hide the unseen


You see what is partial

The illusion of a smile

The thoughts behind the glee is what I desire to know


True to the nature of self love and happiness

Shaken and stirred until what remains is desired


I smile today because of joy in my life

In my heart


I smile today because the love that surrounds me and I have to offer


I smile today because I am a gift and my abundance of blessings


I smile today from the lessons learned in my life and what I can teach others


I smile today and everyday because of all these things

Because I finally know who I am ever evolving through guidance and prayer


I smile today