Poetry by Jeff Green


Sunny smiles

by cricketjeff on November 22, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I need a happy face on gloomy days
Without the Sun a smile will have to do
When skies are grey the voice inside me says
I’ll have to get my sunshine seeing you

Some people say a smile can dry up rain
It isn’t true but I know what they mean
Each tiny pitter pat can seem like pain
Until your eyes make everything serene

And then on sunny days I need you too
Without your smile the Sun can feel like rain
But walking next to you the World is new
And I can touch the future once again

The weatherman makes forecasts every day
But when you smile who cares what he may say

Author notes

A Shakespearian (or English) sonnet fourteen lines of iambic pentameter rhymed abab cdcd efef gg with a volta, a change of “mood”, in the ninth line.