forced to genuine smile

...smile back...

forced to genuine smile
times it is hard to smile
hard to give a genuine smile
a forced smile thus comes out
a smile not the least
changing our state of mind
thus of others as well
it is contagious
proverbial like yawning
forced to genuine
we most likely smile back
then magical things happen
to the smiling person
joy can be seen
in his wrinkled eyes his face
an expression of happiness
even in the most
difficult situations
making us feel happy
next time you’re feeling down
showing frustrations difficulties
stressed stretched out crucified...
you could definitely make
another person’s day
making him smile back at you
making you feel simply happy
©ndr 01.06.2024
Photo: Herndon, Va ca.15 years ago
Video: Nat King Cole 1954 song “Smile” under 3 minutes

Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen master and peace activist, once observed, “Your joy can be the source of your smile, but sometimes, your smile can be the source of your joy.”

Two of two “smile” poems...

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