Amid upheaval death and SO much change in the world

What keeps us going?

Surely it is a hope for better times

A genuine smile lights the way of hope.

It always cheers me to see a smile

one that emanates rom the eyes and not just from the lower part of the face.

I defy anyone to not be caught up by a giggle erupting from another person.

We do not always need words

but we do always need smiles and laughter just to live and to thrive……

Poem number nine


Mama’s curse

the action, or

a person

who may

cause her children

to cry.

Tearful emotions

thus expressed

are preferable

to despairs

otherwise felt


Hidden,in silence.

A pure

empathetic tear

marks a concern.

it signifies that

another person

Is Alive.And open

to others,human misery.

There is

A future

for mankind

in such a feeling……

Promise,lights a hope

in the smiles

of our children.

Published by ericadonaldsonellison

Author-Searching for an Oasis 8/10/2021 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B09J1FDWNH https://linktr.ee/Edonaldsonellison https://ko-fi.com/ericadonaldsonellison I am a Poet: published in anthologies since 1980-2021; blogger; mental health awareness warrior; Wellness Ambassador; passionate about equality and justice for all. Black ballad contributor;Writer on medium.com; Co production partner Turn2Us Humanity makes us equal

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