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  That Angelic Smile
by Frank P Whyte
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Another week older
With so few to spare
I see you sleeping
In the recliner chair there.
Your breathing so labored
Old man not so well
As you shiver with your dreams,
Oh the stories you could tell.
I met you too late,
Brain addled by time,
With goodness all around you
In your life sublime.
We are friends of a sort
And we have talked for a while,
Now you seldom awaken
Showing me that angelic smile,
But the oxygen concentrator pulses,
Sounding like an ICU,
There is little that is left
That reminds them of you,
For you were a rare man,
One with an open door,
And the lost and broken
Walked through it by the score.
And you hugged them for comfort,
Offered them a meal,
Spoke so solemnly
Of your Christian zeal.
And you saved more than a few,
Perhaps I am one,
We won’t know for sure
Until your days are done.
In the eyes of those you have touched
It is clear to me,
You have made a difference
So quietly.
And it hurts so much now
To see you struggle for life,
So I’ll pray for your peace,
Hope you slip away in the night,
But as we sit here
Once again for a while,
Could you show me once more
That angelic smile?

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Reviewed by Charlie
Simple. Sweet. Penetrating. --Charlie
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Oh my, this is so beautiful. What a tribute!
Reviewed by Cryssa C
Sounds like a wonderful man! I have been away for a while and I have missed reading your words. Hope your health has improved since the last time we visited.

Cryssa :~)
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