Just A Smile

Just one smile
can make a big difference.

When all of it's thoughts
and love comes around you
with a big jump in glee.

Just one simle
can make a big difference
in one person.

Give a smile today
no matter where you go
it might make someone's day.

by Jessica Smith

Comments (9)

art with scissors......
Very interesting poem. Loved it. Thanks for sharing.
What is one to do with any Dada work of anti-art? If we admire it as art than the artist, or in this case the poet, has actually failed. Or have they? From its inception the Dada movement and its output was self-contradictory, self-destructive (as an ideology) and probably self-deluding. Dada informs (in some way) just about every art movement that followed in the modern and post-modern exchange of ideas. In many ways the individual works are far less important than the overarching impulse and philosophical grounding. That said, I like the way this chaotic little Vegetable Swallow is contained in the pleasant human interaction of two smiles that open the poem and is book-ended with a return to that idea with the hands (which generally come in pairs) and the spices of human pleasures. All that happens and is encountered in the mean time is a bit of this and a bit of that, which is a bit like life if you think about. Not all of it is comprehensible or coherent but you can't do much to stop the flow. And hopefully smile and find some appreciation of it all.
My zeal. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Sometimes its like reading the dark but if you read the poem out loud it may not or may make sense but its rhythms are certainly beautiful Sometimes maybe things don't have to be spelt out and maybe you'll go mad trying tofigure it out but all in all a beautifully put together peice which I failed to understand but still enjoyed and maybe that's the point
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