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Let your voice sing through the clouds;
Your spirit shine among the crowds.
To what can reason such effect assign;
Paint the world your thoughts divine.

Smile as if you’ve
nothing to lose;
Nothing to gain while
singing the blues.

These hopes do battle to and fro;
Trail of emotions ebb and flow.
Let your heart save broken lives;
Their rainbow’s end is hemmed with knives.

Smile as if you’ve
nothing to lose;
Nothing to gain while
singing the blues.

This life we live is oh so short;
Several who lack love and support.
Let your mind indulge and choose;
How would it be – placed in their shoes.

Smile as if you’ve
nothing to lose;
Nothing to gain while
singing the blues.

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  1. Sumana Roy says:

    “Paint the world your thoughts divine.”..such beautiful thought Sanaa…also love the refrain….

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  2. This is how life should be lived. A great message conveyed, through this beautiful poem.
    Loved it. Keep smiling, Sanaa πŸ™‚

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  3. “Paint the world your thoughts divine”. How excellent! This is a song, I can hear you singing it so sweetly. Lovely write, Sanaa.

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  4. L. Moon says:

    So true Sanaa. There are so many ways we can choose to live – what do we have to lose by shining hope’s rays into another’s path. Fantastic poem with a message for all.

    Much love
    xoxoxo

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  5. Mary says:

    Hi Sanaa, someone’s smile can indeed brighten another’s day. And to put a smile on your face…well, there is nothing to lose by doing so, and there is a lot to gain by brightening your own life & also the lives of others.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  6. X says:

    Nice, this read like a song as well with the chorus. The blues may make us feel better in the moment, but at the end of the day the problem is still there. We get to choose the song we will sing, regardless of the circumstances.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  7. gillena says:

    I like the call to empathy, in your line
    ” How would it be – placed in their shoes.”

    Have a wonderful Wednesday Sanaa

    Much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  8. Susan says:

    There’s always pain behind the blues, but those who can sing to others, as you say, have a chance to alleviate their suffering. Not quite a blues form, this song deserves to be sung.

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  9. Claire says:

    There’s a lovely rhythm to this, Sanaa ~ I found myself reading it a few times through. Great work!

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  10. “Smile as if you’ve
    nothing to lose”

    Wonderful advice! β™₯

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  11. Lovely, positive thoughts (so characteristic of you, dear Sanaa) and I like your jaunty chorus which makes it all the more song-like.

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  12. Myrna says:

    I’m smiling now Sanaa. How could I not, after reading these beautiful words. This is a great, feel-good song.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  13. Thotpurge says:

    rainbow’s end is hemmed with knives … very nicely written Sanaa.

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  14. Cressida says:

    The power of smiles and empathy should never be underestimated. Nice poem.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  15. Old Egg says:

    What great rhythm this poem has. May your world be painted with thoughts divine Sanaa.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  16. Jae Rose says:

    A wonderful, joyous song Sanaa – no, we have nothing to lose and everything to gain in sharing a smile πŸ™‚

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  17. Jamztoma says:

    Your tale within your poem made me smile and leap for joy. thanks for that.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  18. Mama Zen says:

    This really sings!

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  19. Abhra says:

    I like the rhymes and repetitions – the smile is indeed beautiful.

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  20. A sonG of liGht
    burninG brigHt
    milLion
    tiMes
    old refRain..
    IT woRks
    aGain..
    N0W..:)

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  21. All one has to lose is the darker side of emotions, turning that frown upside down. Greet the day with a smile, & the reciprocation will be astonishing.

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  22. Tameka M. says:

    I would sing this as a song if only there were instrumentation. So beautiful!

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  23. Grace says:

    I also like the refrain and this line:
    Paint the world your thoughts divine.

    Thanks for linking up with D’verse ~

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  24. kaneda18 says:

    “Their rainbow’s end is hemmed with knives.” – that’s amazing.

    Love the refrain, and the structure of the whole thing. Great work.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  25. I liked the sunny feeling of this.

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  26. I had no doubt that this was born to be a song–just what we need most in our poor world right now. Lovely.

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  27. kanzensakura says:

    What a lovely happy song. Smiles are so very powerful – how they truly can change a day or even a life.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  28. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    A breath of fresh air. The positivity is very palpable in your poem. I think I can feel your joyous heart divinely pumping love into the world. Lovely and sweet affirmations.

    Gayle ~

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  29. Delightfully optimistic.

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  30. Other Mary says:

    Love that refrain!

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  31. Debi says:

    I love the refrain running through this.

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  32. Sreeja says:

    Delightful and so good to read…….

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  33. G L Meisner says:

    Great poem. I could see B-B King singing this one.

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  34. While I do love the blues as a genre of music, I agree with your chorus. I would love to hear the music you would set this beautiful song to. Peace, Linda

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  35. I am lulled by both language and rhyme here. Well done.

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  36. kaykuala h says:

    Let your voice sing through the clouds;
    Your spirit shine among the crowds.

    Great opening lines Sanaa! It sets the mood throughout. One must endeavor to give positive signs and be seen doing it!

    Hank

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  37. There’s, for me, such an ebb and flow feeling to this piece with the choice of your line lengths…beautifully written!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  38. Mary says:

    Sanaa, I enjoyed reading this poem again! A smile costs nothing and can make someone’s day brighter. Nothing wrong with that!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  39. Kathy Reed says:

    Oh you did a wonderful job on this…it would make a great song…reminds me of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  40. Ayala says:

    Lovely and uplifting.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  41. The importance of a smile cannot be over-stated. Smiles light up everyone’s lives.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  42. annell4 says:

    Hard to say how much a smile and kind words can be…you are right we have nothing to lose.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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