|Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)
|BEAUTIFUL INSPIRING I REALLY NEEDED THIS TODAY. SHARED ON FB TOO!!|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|Nice poem. Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Southern Comfort
|You are truly beautiful and a joy to read! Your lovin, carin heart shines throughout this awesome write! LOVE YA! SC|
|Reviewed by Jerry Engler
|Makes me want to sing back to you the old song, "You Are My Sunshine"...Jerry|
|Reviewed by Mary Goff
|Awww very nice sentiment. Wear a smile, indeed!|
|Reviewed by HB Clayton
|Ima give it a shot. :) Wow, wasn't as hard as I thought. Thanks for the pick me up Aleja - HB|
|Reviewed by Pier Tyler
|Music to my ears. I needed this one. It's a keeper for those frown days of mines. Thanks, Smile is on target.|
|Reviewed by Jeff Mason
|I'm TRYING! Excellent advice here. Also, thanks for your comments on my poetry. -- Jeff|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|You do good work!
|Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
|your persistence and your presence of a peaceful sort of joy in the face of life turbulence is such a flame of grace, Aleja. glad to have read this and today I will smile more! Dawn|
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Well said .. If you smile at someone, they usually smile back. Thanks for your kind reviews......M|
|Reviewed by d. krusky
|Aleja, I am so glad I came over to your den. This poem is exactly what my friend needs to read at this time. She is a survivor of child abuse and goes through many dark days. I believe this will be a very uplifting piece of work for her. Thanks for sharing with such openness.
|Reviewed by Barbara Terry
|This is a for sure, girlfriend. A smile, even if we don't want to, can go a long way. We love you too, girlfriend.
May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|Oh yes, if you practice a person could get good
at it. ;)
|Reviewed by Butch Howard
|Great sentiment and power in this poem....sometimes, a smile can change the world! Well done Aleja!
|Reviewed by Jibril Mohamed
|Thank you Aleja for writing this. I will practice it throughout my life.
|Reviewed by Amy Sellers
|Hello Aleja. I love this poem and all it represents. I've printed a copy to tape to my bathroom mirror :-) I admire your perserverance and can-do persistence. Congratulations on passing on your spirit to all those folks that you speak to - you are an inspiration! Blessings, Amy S|
|Reviewed by Tactfully Naive
|Smiling is indeed one of the most effective disarmers.
I used to work in a day centre for guys with behavioural problems. At times we had the individual who would, one way or another, challenge our authority. A non-condescending smile and a friendly word more often than not was all we needed to apply to resolve the conflict.
I forgot the guy's name, but I heard the story of a Christian man who used to convict people of their sinful ways simply by the smile on his face.
Laugh and the world laughs with you, moan and you moan alone.
There is a song called Smile sung by Jocelyn Bernadette Smith. It is on Tangerine Dream's Tyger album.
All in all, your Smile, as it were, put a smile on me as I read it.
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
A great reminder to begin a new day.
|Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci
|Well reading this poem made me smile so I guess its true|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|it take less muscles to smile than to grin
and let the world rush in
|Reviewed by Beth Elaine
|You have learned a great secret of conquering with style!|
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|enjoyed the read. thank you for reading the poem by fourth grade|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I am smiling on both ends...;) Ed|
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|Also WRite!!!!! your heart OUT!
YOU got it all right to the bone! Aleja!
I KNOW where your heart is at, I feel ya'
Pain and suffering and not knowing is NEVER easy!
Keep on- Keeping on....
I think that will be the beginning of 1 of my newest poems
Great pen you have, and heart!
Life is what WE CReate! Let's Create Wild and Strong!
WArmly and with Zest for Life! WArm HuGs,Lady Sheeeoox
|Reviewed by Bill Grimes Jr.
|You just make me feel good inside my friend!
Peace and keep smiling!!!
|Reviewed by Lynn Barry
|You found the secret to a happy life...SMILE. HUGS|
|Reviewed by simply rita
|Hi Aleja, I'm simply rita. Thank you for your lovely comments on my work, and yes, I'll continue to smile. Take care, simply rita|
|Reviewed by Sue Hess
|wonderful advice and i try to take it|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Now this is nice. I needed this, with all of the storms blowing through, I needed to read comfort. Your words provided just that, and yes, I'm smiling. Thank you!
(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
|Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
|Smiling now and shall keep smiling amid war and pain|
|Reviewed by Blue Sleighty
|Thanks! And peace be with you.|
|Reviewed by Walter Jones
|Warm the wind of life, it allows a rest, and the words of a poet let the mind wander just a bit off, a smile, true to form, lends better tot he day, Walt|
|Reviewed by Sandi Schraut
|Such a great attitude! I understand the necessity to smile, we think it is for others but in truth it makes us feel better! Great insight! Sandi|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Reviewed by Karen Cino
|This is right on the money Aleja! Smiling will make the bluest day bright. Thanks for the reminder.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Beautiful sentiments in this wonderful poem Aleja! Thanks for sharing!|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|I try lord do I try
Makes one feel great
Thank You Aleja
Love & Peace
|Reviewed by Morning Star
|Oh yes always keep them guessing
Yes we will have sadness and tears
But keep that smile in your face
and your thoughts on Jesus
and you will make it through the most painful
Journey of life
A smile is worth it's wight in gold
Love and Peace To You always..Morning Star
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|Whence You Can Cry Only Shed Tears,i.e. Then You Have Found (God)...
Whence People Smile At Me I Always Think Just What Is That You Want--I Have Always Been Right In Lieu Of...I Rarely Smile Maybe Whence I Dated Pretty Girl I Grew Fond Of,i.e. Being Abused Child You Can Hide Pain,You Cannot Remove Scars From Your Soul...
Glad you Made Thus Far Indeed You Are Strong...
I Believe In Revenge Tho It Comes Late In Life Or After Life For All Those Who Cross My Path There's Price (Hell) To Pay...
Thank You Your Comments...
|Reviewed by H. Lena Jones
|This is so delightful, Aleja. Smile! Yes, it is precious to smile. Softens even the most awful grouch, I find. But sometimes it pays to know when NOT to smile. I remember when I was learning to swim. I smiled up at my hubby at the wrong time and swallowed a whole lot of chlorinated water. Now, that was the wrong time to smile, I can tell you that, though of course my hubby had a good laugh as he watched me cough and splutter.
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Aleja this is great, I enjoy reading your works thank you for sharing this here
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|Aleja, this is great!!!!! What an inspiring uplifting write!!!!! Yes, we should all smile more often!!!!!
Sandie May Angel :o)
|Reviewed by A PAX
|Well Aleja you mde me smile
this is sound advise
yes, smile, and eventually you can forgot your woes
oh and btw
a giggle is good too
|Reviewed by Evelyn Simon
|I smiled when I read this. The bible says, 'A merry heart is like a medicine.' Thanks for stopping by, and sharing your uplifting words. :o)|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|So, so true, Aleja and, having read your bio, it makes me WEEP!! At the age of nearly 50, I am starting the journey into "reality" of the pain of the past (though nothing like your own...) and, since writing and being here on the Den, have never SMILED or laughed so much. So thank you... can relate wholly to your beautiful words of encouragement here. You are RADIANT! LOL Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre
|Uplifting, because it lifted me up... Thanks Aleja! :-)))))))))|
|Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath
Aleja this is beautiful work and indeed a pleasure to read.
This poem is oh so true for me and echoes my sentiments exactly.
"Yes we will have sadness but don't let
that smile stay away too long"
A powerful uplifting and a message to be spread to all.
Continued love and enlightenment in your life always,
From the Heart of an Artist...
|Reviewed by Taylor Ryan
|The best advice Aleja...and it will always keep them guessing. I wouldn;t make it without mine.
|Reviewed by Selena Dobbin-Gillis
|Hi Aleja, this is so nice, it's true smiling can make a big difference in our lives, but sometimes the tears we shed does help cleanse us of our pain and suffering. God Bless.
|Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
|Simple truths can bring miracles to you. Wonderful message. Lady J|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Geeeee sis I think this is the only thing that really works when you down...the moment that smile reaches your face thing do look different and not so dark anymore!!
Oh all the sourpusses we have to deal with can make it hard at times!!
Love Tinka :)
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|This is fine and worthy advice, Aleja. Thank you for sharing it. I needed the reminder. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|Nice to see you posting my friend...you've got the right idea, a powerful message, enjoyed this write much my friend...great advice!
|Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
|You've got it right Aleja. No matter what, smile, then the pain is not as bad.
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|Powerful statement of poeming Aleja, I do exactly this, my wife always says I think everything is funny but I say, it's better than the alternative, laughing and smiling releases great chemicals in the body. It's not all about being happy but picking and sticking to the pick. Besides being sad sucks|
|Reviewed by J M
A strong and positive message in poetic form from a woman I respect and have come to love for she knows what it is like to have lived to SMILE.
Much Respect and Love,
|Reviewed by Darryl Omari
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Good advice but there are times when tears are needed as well, then follow up with a smile.
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Smile, and everyone wonders whats on your mind..|
|Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine
|Inspirational write. R|
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|'Smile' is a lighthearted lovely inspiring poem! Welcome back! ((Hugs)) love Holly|