Prompt Nights – We tend to smile in the exact same language – [27]

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“How slight a nod it would take, how bare a smile, to give everyone you meet today a sense of worth.” – Robert Brault

“Smile with your lips, smile with your eyes, smile with your heart and your soul and your life.” – Terri Guillemets

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” – Joseph Addison

Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting week at Prompt Nights. Its often said that life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. We should learn to smile in every situation and use it as an opportunity to prove our strength and ability. As a person, I try my best to make people smile and lift their spirits as much as possible. I mean that’s the least we can do for somebody right? Tonight I want you guys to write a poem (or perhaps fiction if you like) about something that you feel is important to you. Feel free to take the subject in whatever direction that you desire. Previously written work is more than welcome. For further inspiration please refer to the two wonderful poems below:

Smiles 

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Smile a little, smile a little,
As you go along,
Not alone when life is pleasant,
But when things go wrong.
Care delights to see you frowning,
Loves to hear you sigh;
Turn a smiling face upon her,
Quick the dame will fly.

Smile a little, smile a little,
All along the road;
Every life must have its burden,
Every heart its load.
Why sit down in gloom and darkness,
With your grief to sup?
As you drink Fate’s bitter tonic
Smile across the cup.

Smile upon the troubled pilgrims
Whom you pass and meet;
Frowns are thorns, and smiles are blossoms
Oft for weary feet.
Do not make the way seem harder
By a sullen face,
Smile a little, smile a little,
Brighten up the place.

Smile upon your undone labor;
Not for one who grieves
O’er his task, waits wealth or glory;
He who smiles achieves.
Though you meet with loss and sorrow
In the passing years,
Smile a little, smile a little,
Even through your tears.

November

by William Cullen Bryant

Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!
One mellow smile through the soft vapoury air,
Ere, o’er the frozen earth, the loud winds ran,
Or snows are sifted o’er the meadows bare.
One smile on the brown hills and naked trees,
And the dark rocks whose summer wreaths are cast,
And the blue Gentian flower, that, in the breeze,
Nods lonely, of her beauteous race the last.
Yet a few sunny days, in which the bee
Shall murmur by the hedge that skim the way,
The cricket chirp upon the russet lea,
And man delight to linger in thy ray.
Yet one rich smile, and we will try to bear
The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air.

 

So pick up a pen and lets begin! As always the prompt will remain open the entire week so that everyone can write according to their own pace and time. Please click on the blue widget below. When it opens be sure to click on “add your link.” Now skip the blanks and proceed directly to “try here” written at the end in small font. It will direct you on how to link your poem. Please visit other Poets and do comment on their poems. Have fun ❤

10 thoughts on “Prompt Nights – We tend to smile in the exact same language – [27]

  1. Khaya Ronkainen says:

    Such a lovely prompt, Sanaa! I’ve been so busy (still am) to participate in the previous prompts. I realised I needed to make a little bit of change to my blogging schedule. Hopefully, I can keep up. Thanks for inspiration as always. 🙂

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