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Let me be forgiving
if someone is unkind.
Let me forgive them
and not keep it in my mind.
Let me smile to them
and send the anger right away.
For angry thoughts can darken
the brightest of the day.
Asante' Nov 2018
Somewhere there are stars
Even when they're out of sight.
They are shining in the Heavens
Making radiating light.
So even when it's cloudy
Or the world is feeling grey,
Remember somewhere there are stars
That can brighten up your day.
Poetic T Jun 2018
I never see myself as perfect,
           but perfection in my eyes,
           are the smaller footsteps
           that cling to my larger strides.

I'll never see myself as a shadow,
       as my children will always brighten
       the areas that seem dull. They are a beacon
       of resilience, always brightening my days.
lia jay May 2018
we speak them,
but do we always mean,
what we speak?

they can brighten,
but, they darken as well.

they are complicated.
is it easier just to not,
speak at all?

Mary-Eliz Apr 2018
if not to
make you pause
to catch your breath
or sigh

if not to
bring deep pleasure
a vivid scene
of sea or sky

if not to
open doors
your heart has never gone

if not to
to bring the colors
that brighten every dawn

if not to
flirt with music
on the dancing floor

if not all
this and more
what's a "meta-phor"?
Playing with words again.
Amanda Mar 2018
You brighten the dark days
With an enduring light
Keeping me aglow with love
Even in the blackest night
Another text sent to my boyfriend while he was at work. Even when life is bleak and looking dark he finds a way to shine through the difficulties like a ray of sunshine.  He is usually the only thing that keeps me going.
D L Smith Aug 2016
Is this the mind of a desperate man?

Falling in love with whatever he can.

Is this the mind of a broken man?

Craving the love of another's embrace.

"This place." He whispers first.
"This place." He tells again.
"This place!" He screams.

"This place is not the one of which I had intended. Yet within my soul there is something imbedded! Something that cries and begs for just a taste of love from another!" The man tells only to himself, no other.

Who is to tell? To tell is to take a chance at which he has a so few yet the cravings never stop and the dreams never die. So when the broken and desperate man begins to piece together his crumbling sky.

He listens. He listens and waits for one thing to become clear, the thing of which he wants to be near. Love and compassion; tender and sweetened bliss. The man wonders if there will ever be an end to this. An end to the desperation from which his maddening thoughts form, is there an end.

"Is there an end?!" The man raises his voice to his cracked sky. From then its there he saw it, saw her, from the corner of his eye.

Her glowing beauty becoming a torch within his darkened world. The colors washing away the gray of his woes. Could she be the one?

A glossy pair of lips curl into a small smile towards his direction. His heart begins to beat from this strangers light affection. Flooding worried of thoughts fill his mind while his eyes become lost in her own, becoming blind.

Blind to his surroundings, deaf to the sounds that does not come from within. Is this? Is this the end?

"No." He said as she neared him, "This is where my new world begins."

D. L. Smith 8/20/2016
Wyatt Apr 2016
I wish I could be smiling
and I wish I could be happy for you.
I wish I could brighten your day,
but all I've got are sad poems
and a personality that'll chase you away.

I guess it's meant to be this way.
CJ lebron Aug 2015
Do you ever wonder why i call you sunshan?
No, not because it sounds funny
Its because just like the sunshine
You turn a cloudy day wonderful
You dry up all the sadness
You brighten everyone's day
You make people happy
and that's simply with a smile
There's no better name for you
Than sunshan
Her name is similar to sunshan. I won't say her name for privacy reasons
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