Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Sun Shines Out Of Her Smile


Such a winsome lass

So fine, so fair

That the sun shines out of her smile



And for a while I hoped that she might not hate me

For a while I wished that she might tolerate me

But, no.



Her tiny flaws mean nothing to me

Anyone can fall into a felony

Or three



Just forget about the past because

The sun shines out of her smile.



For a while I hoped that she might not hate me

I dared to dream that she might tolerate me

But, no.



She said she'd rather die,

And not only that,

But she said that I

Make her want to be so very ill

But still...



She's got what no other in the world has,

And if you ask me,

The sun shines out of her smile.

______

for One Shot Wednesday

31 comments:

James Rainsford said...

Brilliant! I love the poem and adore the picture A fabulous combination of hope and disillusion.

Claudia said...

lots of opposition and still you see the sun in her smile...knowing about her background, her struggle..good to have that view beyond the obvious..

Mama Zen said...

An arrest is not a conviction, you know . . .

Brian Miller said...

i am glad you see the beauty in such a lass...and its her smile the sun shines out of...

signed...bkm said...

Loving the ones that say that hate us is challenge at it best, I believe that is what you are saying here....bkm

wolfsrosebud said...

Loved how the ending came full-circle...

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

she so must be hell in the rack...

Leslie said...

The sun shines still
it's a good thing that some people can see all is not lost

Hi Shay
big hugs from the Moon

hedgewitch said...

I'd say something witty, but I'm still laughing at Rene's observation. Are you *sure* that's her smile you're talking about?

ayala said...

Nice! :)

Sioux said...

I will say the young lady pictured speaks the same sign language I speak...

Kim Nelson said...

From a different perspective... could easily be the tale of a teenage girl lost to her mother, perhaps rightly.
Here's mine ~ WAY different!
http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/05/03/beautiful-bees/

Sherry Blue Sky said...

The picture looks like my granddaughter - the attitude too:) Good one, Shay.

HermanTurnip said...

I find that duct tape and a good alibi goes a long way...

Matt Coughlan said...

her smile the sun
ah shucks, since conflagration
inhospitable

Lolamouse said...

We often love what we can't have! Great photo!

Cloudia said...

love your work





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mac said...

We must know the same woman !

Margaret said...

I can only think, "Love is blind"!

Jinksy said...

No harm in wishful thinking... :)

Fireblossom said...

Gosh. My creepy obsessive stalker character was meant to be darkly humorous.

wanderer said...

thoughts painted with words..that again make you crave for more...

Lynn said...

It does seem darkly humorous to me, Shay. :) Sometimes it's hard to tell what is based on fact or meant to be entirely fiction.

Daryl said...

Sounds more like the sun shines out of another orifice ... just sayin'

Aquarius63 said...

Thought provoking and nicely done.

Anita.

jen revved said...

I also loved the tag "born to be wasted.." your poems, however they fall to the page, ever draw me in... such wicked wit you have. xxxj

betweenhearts75 said...

=) Believing in someone against all odds, I really like how this depicted such a quality in it!! ~April

Lydia said...

This is touching...and also cracks me up for personal reasons. I have a photo of me in my early 20s addressing the camera with the same hand gesture. If I find it I will email it to you. :)

Apryl Gonzales said...

Very nice.

Tracie Skarbo said...

This is the first I have read of your words and I like what I see...I look forward to reading more of you.

haikulovesongs said...

i smiled from first glimpse of the photo to the last word of your poem ~ LOVE it! i take it you're a glass-half-full kinda girl. {smile}