What a Smile Can Do

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Reprinted from Liberty Island.

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What a Smile Can Do

In the depth of man’s sorrow
that washes the earth
clean
of its pain
and its loss.
What a smile can break
And resuscitate.

In the depths of brokenness
and the loss of all hope.
Of blindness.
And loss of the earth’s taste.
What a smile can awake
and remake
in the universe.

In the depths of despair
when love can awaken.
Within.
The hope that tears can
run dry in a well
that serves as a garden
for a miracle
that a smile can leave in its trace.

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Editor’s Note: Liberty Island is now going to begin featuring poetry more regularly. Please send your work to Submissions@LibertyIslandMag.com.

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