Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Smile And A Glance

I often think about this when I'm out in public and for whatever reason took special note to it yesterday while out shopping.  I began to count how many people would acknowledge a smile from me and return the gesture.  I wasn't surprised to see that only about half the people I walked by actually looked at me and smiled.

If you saw me on the street,
would you turn to look away?
Or could you look into my eyes,
as if something to say.

Know that I would look right back,
and take this with a chance.
That I just may steal from you,
a smile and a glance.

If at first I don't succeed,
I'd give another try.
In hopes that you would look at me
before you passed on by.

I hope that I could get a smile,
have you look me in the eye.
Not so much as say a word,
but just to keep in mind...

This moment as you'll see,
my day you might enhance.
If you were to lend to me,
A smile and a glance.



Anonymous said...

I would always smile at you Dave, I walk Riley down the street smiling too.


NeverTooOld said...


EarthLites said...

Well, sometimes your avatars are so funny I would probably bust out laughing! You wouldn't even have to smile first!

NeverTooOld said...

Haha! Earthlites, the change-over of avi's is indicative of the exciting life I lead and the fantasy roles i'd love to live, esp that of the most famous caped crusader of them all, Batman. With either the Blockheads or CrashTestDummy a close second!

Wink Artisans said...

This is so true. I constantly remind myself to smile, to greet strangers on the street, to acknowledge them. Quickly, most people reciprocate. But some are just too busy in their bubble to even notice. It's SAD. Best part, we, ourselves hold the key to this dilemma. Just smile and say have a great day.

NeverTooOld said...

I couldnt have said it better Wink! Hope you are well and thanks for stopping by!