Softly She Smiles

Saturday Night Fun - Hats!Softly she smiles
My heart melts beneath her style
Her long blonde hair reflects the sun
She laughs joyously and I quickly come undone
We waited forever
Hoping on the edge of never
Your arrival was a light in the dark
A finely crafted jewel reflecting sparks
Growing so fast
The world you learned was vast
Life throws curves and pain persists
Evil lurks in the shadows and does exist
The front yard
As you wander your joy I guard
Watching you there I marvel at grace
The innocence that is revealed in your face
My zealous mission
To protect you always from perdition
My life for yours to prevent life’s painful trials
Unassuming and unaware turning she softly smiles

~Mark Schutter ©2014

This is somewhat of a follow-up or companion piece to my recent poem ‘Comes A Reckoning’ which was inspired by the prompt about Social Change posted on The Reverie. There is evil in the world and we must protect the innocence of our daughter’s and son’s when we can by choosing to be a light in the dark. You will make a difference, the question is what kind of difference will you make? ~M

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5 thoughts on “Softly She Smiles

  1. Upon reading your words, I have no doubt that you will make a positive difference. We each should strive for that and I hope that I make a positive difference in the lives of young ones.

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