I'm going to visit a man today
who keeps his smiles locked away.
He stores smiles up, won't let them out
his face forever wears a pout.
To get a smile, he wants you to pay.
He says they're saved for a rain day.
I'm skipping off to tickle him
to see if I can get a grin.
I plan to visit for a while
until I see him start to smile.
I'll bust out those smiles, set them free.
I'll give one to you and giggle with glee.
The inspiration for today's poem came from TODAY I WILL, A YEAR OF QUOTES, NOTES, AND PROMISES TO MYSELF by Eileen and Jerry Spinelli.
Do you know someone who never smiles? Why are they unhappy? What can you do to give them a smile? I hope today has you smiling. What ever you do, don't save your smiles, share them with everyone you see today. Can you write a poem today about someone you gave one of your smiles to?