by Richard Vince

And let your pain grow wings
And fly out of your heart

'Cause there's no room for hurt
And hatred in your life

And let your love grow strong
And fortify your soul

And let your heart beat on
And set light to your life

And let your smile shine light
Across the universe

At everyone you meet
And they will smile with you


Posted on 09/24/2001
Copyright © 2024 Richard Vince

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Amy Niggel on 05/20/04 at 05:58 PM

Mmmm rereading this always makes me smile it really is one of my favorites of yours. :)

Posted by Mary Ellen Smith on 07/01/04 at 11:03 PM

A wonderful read...happy and optimistic!Thank you for the smiles!

Posted by Kalikala Smith on 02/05/05 at 06:06 PM

this is an awesome poem. i need to make this my mantra.

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 05/28/05 at 06:43 AM

Smiles and laughter are excellent medicine for many of the things that plague us humans. I like the simple way you've expressed it.

Posted by Holly H Dunne on 01/11/06 at 08:23 PM

i love the simplicity with which youve expressed this philiosophy. the first stanza is my fave:)

Posted by Delilah Coyne on 04/13/06 at 01:46 AM

Very uplifting and positive. Exactly the poem to read when I'm feeling down or wanting to pout.

Posted by Jared Fladeland on 07/03/06 at 07:19 PM

This is the first optimistic thing i've read in the past ten or so poems I've been browsing across this site. Thank you. Ha.

Posted by Laura Doom on 01/31/08 at 02:00 PM

An aberration in form and style! Benign indoctrination :) - but is it an axiom, a form of counselling, or a mantra? It's sound, in terms of both poetry and psychology, so does it matter?

Posted by Maria Francesca on 06/19/08 at 03:09 PM

I found myself smiling at my computer screen about halfway into this...totally ruined my curmudgeonly mood, darn it. lovely poem.

Posted by Kris Mara on 05/12/09 at 12:33 PM

it's joy -- I love the ending -- it reminds me that, no matter how insignificant the gesture, we truly do affect one another daily -- even when we don't realize it (as you've affected me with this)

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 07/29/09 at 11:46 PM

...richard, the smile note in your homepage brought me here...and it is so simple in its message, so eloquent in its whole meaning...wow, and you are quoted on alison mckenzies homepage...but back to this pome[sic]...it has a Langston Hughes feel to it, i like i like.

Posted by Kristine Briese on 08/27/09 at 03:36 PM

Strong and sweet. Don't know how I missed it! Really, a lovely poem.

Posted by Angela Stevens on 07/06/12 at 11:26 PM

That is how I would live if I weren't so shy. Really uplifting read.

Posted by Rob Littler on 02/17/18 at 12:19 PM

I stand on my head when I smile.

Posted by Jeffrey Parren on 09/02/22 at 05:44 PM

I've been here on and off for quite some time and surprised to have never come across this before. Perhaps it was waiting for an older me to appreciate it more. Well done.

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