A Smile Defies Gravity #poetry


smileSomeday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

If I were free of life’s daily trials
I would rein in the mouth of the wind
riding over clouds and sun’s rays
I would race comet’s tails
If I could hold water in my hand
I would sculpt the waves
swim with dolphins and whales
pirouette on the shifting sands
If I like the moon could move tides
I would give joy a sail
let love’s torch light child, woman man

never allow frowns only smiles

***
Gravity’s face
unleash severity’s pull
frown into a smile
Thankful for the folks at Poet’s United who each week look for  ways to inspire our creativity. Today’s prompt is (as Im sure you guessed) Gravity.
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21 thoughts on “A Smile Defies Gravity #poetry

  1. Gravity’s face
    unleash severity’s pull
    frown into a smile

    One can never thank enough the power and function governing gravity. We can see its effects when astronauts float in their spaceships – very unsettling without it! Great lines Moonie!

    Hank

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  2. I love that quote. But I think I like your poem even more! To animate the wind and ride her and then race and scoop … oh, fantasy! But when you get to the tides and to the smile, I know that in our human way we can, we can, turn frowns to smiles. And by the way, that dog smiles BIG. (Our next midweek motif is animation.)

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