They had found true love

Honest and pure as could be

But they were apart


He was in Paris

She was living in England

They missed each other


And they were worried

The world seemed it was crumbling

War was beginning


They were scared of death

Occurring before they were

Together again


They quit their jobs then

Quit responsibility

And vowed to live life


So short though it was

They believed it was worth it

To be together


They went traveling

Through every continent

And wrote their memoirs


They took pictures, tons

Tried to cure their phobias

Did it together


They swam in the sea

Scubadived and played with fish

Avoided seaweed


They felt so much fear

For what they were doing, but

Felt so much love too


They practised their French,

Spanish, put it to practice

Mastered the language


Wow it was joyous

They were together again

And happy again


He had filmed it all

And she read a million books

And they laughed a lot


They did everything

They had ever wanted to

Nothing could stop them


So when the war came

They had not wasted their time

Waiting on their own


And though they were scared

And knew what they had to come

They were together


When they passed, they lay

On the grass in their bare feet

Resting, together


The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Smiling

There was a man who would always smile

No matter the situation

He’d smile in the face of any trial

Toward any confrontation


People thought he was weird or conceited

Truthfully, he was cursed

He’d smile despite how bad he’d been treated

He  knew he looked perversed


The spell was far too hard to break

And he became ostracised

He wanted to know his mistake

He was being punished, antagonised

What he would give to cry a tear

And his cheeks ached terribly

He’d lost everyone he held dear

Lost any normality


Then a young girl approached him

And handed him her teddy

“Hello, you can have Tim

He will be your buddy”


“Even though you’re smiling, you look lonely”

The man didn’t know what to reply

Then a miracle began to happen, slowly-

Despite his smile he began to cry


It was the most touching moment

And he continued to smile

A child viewing him free from judgement

And he felt good for a long while


Eventually his smile began to fade

The spell was broken!

A beautiful moment had came to his aid

From the words a child had spoken


Tears began to flood it felt so good

And he felt his smile reappear

But this time he knew it should

So he never held back his cheer