because you made me smile this is yours

this is yours
because today you coaxed out
a smile from where it hid
in a corner, pale and dusty
and it flew to my lips
and stayed sweet

because your gifts are a rush
of hummingbird wings
on my eyelids, a necklace
of fireflies

and sun stroking my cheek

with gentle assurance
that this warming is welcome
a touch I lean into

this is yours because you make joy
less fleeting and more a palpable thing

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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24 Responses to because you made me smile this is yours

  1. BEAUTIFUL! Awesome!

  2. George Ellington says:

    Wonderful imagery, Susan. Very palpable indeed in strokes and wings and fireflies, reflecting so well the joy you describe.

  3. doncarroll says:

    very nice indeed. i know it can be a reflective but can certainly see it as if written to the muse.

  4. unfetteredbs says:

    yes this is soo soft and so very sweet. Very warm and loving..

  5. Rhonda says:

    May your day remain so…at least the day yes? Beautiful

  6. Patricia Chenayi Nyandoro says:

    You sure made me smile with you symphony of words, beautiful gift Susan! Thank you.

  7. nelle says:

    Nice…almost feels like it’s set to music.

    • Thanks, Nelle–I believe I was humming something when I wrote this, or was it the music of those wings? In either case, it does have an unconscious musicality to it–I cannot take conscious credit for the beauty, it was written deep in the brain and came out whole.

      • nelle says:

        I know what you mean on one level, I feel the same on the sourcing inside, but… you most certainly can – and should – take credit. You have a hell of a skill, so take a bow or two!

  8. Patricia Chenayi Nyandoro says:

    I was right. It’s music. You were humming! I told u one day u gonna hit platinum! Beautiful symphony of words!! I love it.

  9. Patricia Chenayi Nyandoro says:

    I think I am as crazy as you. I should take up Noel’s challenge. START writing my thoughts! That will stop my ” mood swings” and keep me in a straight line of WRITING!!Lol!

    • Hmmm–I would have to know you better before I agree or disagree about the crazy comment, but I like your brand of sanity, that’s for sure. LOL, Patricia, my writing is never in a straight line, but one thing I do not do is argue with my duet partner–Noel is spot on about things poetic–so if he says write, then by all means, do so! Do not know if writing things out with stop your mood swings or not–my writing swings with my moods–but the world can only be made richer by your added voice 🙂

  10. I understand this,, there’s no real purpose or reason to smile then, suddenly just the smallest spark sets the fire! Another gem! Blessings ~Deborah

  11. Green Speck says:

    What a lovely way to thank your love 🙂

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