Tuesday, 21 April 2015

THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015: S IS FOR SMILE:

 WELCOME TO THE 19TH LETTER
OF THE A TO Z CHALLENGE: 2015
I WILL STILL CONTINUE TO CHOOSE A SONG TITLE
THEN WRITE MY OWN POEM:

S
is for 
SMILE:
RECORDED BY NAT KING COLE:
Every day I wish you peace,
That will last the whole year through.
Share a smile to e'er comes your way,
It's a priceless thing to do.
 
Someone who may be lonely.
It will brighten their solitary day.
Someone who may be down on their luck
It will cheer them on their way.
 
A smile may be a facial expression
To others it means so much more.
Do it wholeheartedly,
Not as though it's a chore.
 
A genuine smile is worth it's weight in gold,
More than money can buy.
Just smile through your day,
As you go passing by.
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis:

40 comments:

  1. I try to smile at everyone and say a kind word. It might be just enough to brighten their day.
    This post and your R post appeared in my Feedly reader at the same time. Not sure what's up with Feedly this week.

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    1. Thanks Alex, I'm sure your smile goes along way.

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful. I've always been a firm believer in smile and kindness. Thank you Yvonne. :)

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comment Kamyia, It is much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  3. Yvonne, if it weren't for the A-Z, my smile would be upset down. Wow, figuring people out can be grueling. I needed your poem!

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    1. Thanks Dixie, you're doing fine with the A to Z.
      Yvonne.

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  4. I was a second hand fan of Nat through the beautiful music of his daughter, Natalie.

    Scribbles From Jenn - Visiting from the A to Z Challenge

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    1. Thanks for the visit Jen. Also the comment. Much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  5. A smile costs nothing but can mean the earth. Beautifully said, Yvonne.

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    1. Many thanks Suzanne for your early visit, Comment and visit appreciated,
      Yvonne.

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  6. As much bad stuff that can happen, never having enough money for a lot of things... smiles are free and can make the bad stuff be gone just for a moment.

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    1. You are so right Jeremy, a smile is free.
      Thanks for comment and visit.
      Yvonne.

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  7. A smile brightens everyone's day.

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    1. I totally agree with you Diane.
      Thanks for the visit.
      Yvonne.

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  8. Thanks for helping me start my day with a smile! I love the poem!

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    1. Many thanks Lauren, also for the visit.

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  9. That was beautiful and inspiring. I'm smiling now. :)

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    1. Hi Chrys thanks for comment and calling by.
      Yvonne.

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  10. Golden advice! A smile never hurt anybody!

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    1. Amen to that Gregg, Thanks for calling by.
      Yvonne.

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  11. A smile is contagious. And it's just the thing needed when we're down.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I can relate to that Lee., Thanks for dropping in.
      Yvonne.

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  12. A smile from someone or lack of it can make or break a day. I've always chosen to smile at others. You never know. Love this verse.

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    1. Many thanks for your kind words and taking the trouble to visit.
      Yvonne.

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  13. A good smile can stretch a mile

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    1. And so can the lines on my face Pat.
      Thanks for coming by.
      Yvonne

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  14. Smiles are one of the best gifts you can give!

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    1. I totally agree with you Sherry.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Yvonne.

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  15. And didn't Nat King Cole have a fabulous smile? Between that and his wonderful voice, he was destined to be a star.

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  16. That he was, a great singer of all time.
    Thanks for visiting,
    Yvonne.

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  17. I love Nat King Cole...Unforgettable is one of the songs my parents danced too...and my mom would croon it to my dad when he would get dressed up. Loved the poem. I have really been enjoying your writing.

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    1. Actually I love all music, classical to pop. Thanks for your comment, Yes Nat was a great singer and will always be remembered.
      Yvonne.

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  18. I remember that song. Beautiful. Smiles are what I notice about a person. I used to have a poster in my classroom that said "If you see someone today without a smile, give them one of yours." Thanks for a beautiful poem, Yvonne.

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    1. Good poster that was, So pleased you have dropped in again and thanks for the lovely comment.
      Yvonne.

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  19. This is so true, but I have to remind myself sometimes that a frown can cause damage, and a smile heal almost anything. (I really like Nat King Cole....and his daughter)
    Inventions by Women A-Z
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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  20. Thanks so much Sharon for the lovely comment and visit.
    Yvonne.

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  21. The team up with Natalie Cole was a classic. Very seldom one of the kind was made. Great write Yvonne!

    Hank

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  22. Many thanks Hank for comment, Yes it was a good team up.
    Yvonne.

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  23. Very lovely.

    Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z

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  24. Thanks for coming my way. much appreciated.
    Yvonne.

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