Your Smile

I could tell of a thousand ways you smile
the sweetest ones are the those
seen by how your lips move,
the most triumphant are those
times you smile with the beat of your voice
with unexpected bounce and high pitch tone,
your cutest smile is seen by how you choose
your words, or the way you pause and laugh
at my crazy frolics, those time when I miss the beat of a song
my favorite though is when you smile with your arms
wrap around me, pulling me closer, saying how much
you love me, and yet again, I have another favorite
the smile you wear after a time well spent
with your loved ones

NaPoWriMo Day 24

In Your Eyes

I felt your pain
your agonizing pain
among the creases in your forehead
in between the blinking of your eyes
and even as your bedimpled face smiles
the smile I always remembered
gentle and sweet
tugs the heartstrings of my soul
lulls me to sleep and
tucks me to bed
but your pain
your pain
I can feel
keeps me awake
all through the night
and even with my eyes closed
I still see it
I see your pain
In your eyes

when you smile


I want to be the reason
you smile with your eyes
again

What Do You See

For Sadje’s What Do You See

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/09/21/what-do-you-see-48-21-september20/