The Smile

It seemed to me

That gloom hung everywhere;

The skies grey dark

And heavy with stillness.

The earth itself

Seemed void of movement;

People in slow motion, moving by

Unaware and uncaring.

So it seemed to me.

Then all things changed

A small child smiled;

Smiled at me

And brightened the focus of my day


 © Helen Catherine Cramer 1st March 2007

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