I lost my smile!

It frightened me so!

Just disappeared!

Where did it go?


Is it gone forever?

Will it return?

Did someone steal it?

It's a real concern!


Looked under the table,

chair and dog dish to.

Where is that thing?

Wanted to give it to you!


I looked in the mirror,

laughter was gone!

No joy or giggles!

Something's terribly wrong!


Then I closed my eye tight,

squeezed the lids almost through,

and my smile returned,

as I pictured--you!!


Written for our grandchildren 3/31/96



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