If you have nothing to do nor even to give
For people who find it so difficult to live,
Simply give them a real, thoughtful smile,
It may be as generous as the flowing Nile,
Only a smile;
See, money is like a bird you cannot ensure.
It can make you at ease, desert you and fool.
Give the poor one a mere smile to make sure
With hope you have imbued his empty soul
Through a rich smile.
A smile to the sick can be much healing;
You really don’t know what is in the offing,
But you do see and feel what they endure;
So smile to them, make it but a bit of a cure,
Your hearty smile.
To children without a safe shelter , no ceiling,
Or bossom to hold them, lend yours to rest in.
Give them just a caressing and loving smile;
It’ll warm them days and nights long or awhile;
Just your smile.
In the corner sits a sad, elderly man alone,
With a stick supporting his bent backbone.
His memory is a set of past events, a big file;
Break his silent loneliness with your smile,
Your attentive smile.
Give the blind one a helpful cheering hand,
The deaf-and-dumb a patient, smiling nod;
Help them on your way to reach their end,
And if you can be of some use, thank God
For being able to smile!
Even on an off-day, to the needy keep smiling;
You have nothing to lose but rather a lot to win.
You have some of people’s misery to deplete;
Never be lax on this soothing task, never effete;
Just go on smiling.
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