Many Miles To See A Smile

                                                                                  

Always on the road, sometimes I'd halfway be asleep,
But every mile worth it, cuz this love is not skin-deep,
Your struggle has been difficult, so many different yards,
Just seeing the smile on your face was always my reward.

                                                                                    

I learned a lot of things in life, but never had I known,
A smile could be perpetual, through so many nights alone,
I don't know what you look like when I turn and walk away,
But I know by now you know my love is in your heart to stay.

                                                                                       

I tell few people of our love, their noses snub and judge,
Do they really have the right to hold love hostage as a grudge?

This undermining of love itself makes little sense to me.

 I've learned it's best let them go, keep an open heart for you and me.

 

I learned a lot of things in life, but never had I known,
A smile could be perpetual, through so many nights alone,
I don't know what you look like when I turn and walk away.

But I know by now you know my love is in your heart to stay.

                                                                                           

We'll hope there's money for the gas, and rental cars to drive,
We'll pray that street signs only cost a bumper, not my life,
I've learned to pull aside and not go down the ramp asleep.

I've learned I shouldn't dye my hair on only two hours sleep.  

                                                                                          

I learned a lot of things in life, but never had I known,
A smile could be perpetual, through so many nights alone,
I don't know what you look like when I turn and walk away.

But I know by now you know my love is in your heart to stay.

 

 

Copyright 2013

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A Poem about the family members of prisoners and some of what they must endure to support their loved ones.

48daniel's picture

Hey I really like this one! I

Hey I really like this one! I am currently in a ldr (long distance relationship) and it is soooooo hard! ugh. Not in prison but might as well be!

nightlight1220's picture

Hang in there. Even if

Hang in there. Even if nothing lasts, what you will learn about yourself will surprise you, and bring you many blessings of the spirit. There is a good reason for everything. Thanks for reading. <3


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

pbenarumairaj's picture

Comment on the poem'Many Miles to see a smile'

Title looks good; that's why you have gone mobile and neglected even the street sign to cast off your bumper.  Fine to see the snubbing on people who poke their noses unnecessarily.  Though a smile costs nothing,  it's still difficult to see people posing a smile.  I do acknowledge the point 'A smile could be perpectual'. You have rightly said so.

Ben

nightlight1220's picture

Thanks, Ben. I'm glad it

Thanks, Ben. I'm glad it resonates with someone. :-) Blessings.


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "