Four Smiles an Hour is a Good Wal… Working Pace.


Cheshire Mac

MacGregor Cheshire Cat style.







A smile is an amazing thing,
  for, when you’re sad and blue,

You won’t believe what wearing one
  accomplishes for you;

Most people grow more cheery when
 they see you with a grin –

And while a frown will shut you out,
  a smile will let you in!


Of course, there are some folk, to whom
  a smiling face you show,

Who’ll wonder what on earth it is
  you know that they don’t know,

And in their consternation is
  a source of some delight –

They speculate that they’ve got wrong
  a thing you’re doing right!


So when life kicks you in a place
  you wish that it had not,

Just see the humour in it,
  and it won’t faze you a lot;

For tragedy and comedy
  two close companions are –

But friendship with the latter
  is a better bet by far!

© Colonialist July 2014 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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40 Responses to Four Smiles an Hour is a Good Wal… Working Pace.

  1. guyportman says:

    Good poem. If you can’t laugh what can you do. I’ll try and remember to smile from time to time.


  2. I suppose I better smile now! 🙂


  3. adeeyoyo says:

    Now you’ve made me smile too, Col! This poem is an excellent ‘pick-me-up’ first thing in the morning – thank you!


  4. A wonderfully inspirational poem, Col. It’s reminded me of that old Nat King Cole song, “Smile when your heart is aching. Smile even though it’s breaking. When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by……” I really love McGregor’s smile. 🙂


  5. You know this better than most right now, Col. Great poem.


  6. Col, we’re both smiling now, Granny and me 🙂 Pawkisses for a Smiling Weekend 🙂


  7. Mélanie says:

    cute and funny… btw, I’m a catlover- à la vie, à la mort… 🙂
    “Un sourire est souvent essentiel. On est payé par un sourire. On est récompensé par un sourire…” – “A smile is often essential. We are paid by a smile. We are rewarded with a smile…”(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)


  8. Pussycat44 says:

    My motto: Keep smiling. It makes people wonder what you’ve been up to.


  9. Sonel says:

    hehehe! Now who can’t smile when they see a cute face and a cheery poem like this? Thanks for the smile Col. 😀


  10. Arkenaten says:

    This one must rank on the top ten. 🙂


  11. nrhatch says:

    Love this, Col! One of my favorites from you . . . EVER!


  12. misswhiplash says:

    Oh what a lovely poem. A smile will make someone else smile or make them feel special.


  13. misswhiplash says:

    There is a saying…laugh and the world laughs with you…cry, and you cry alone.
    My face looks much nicer wheni smile, so I smile a lot…..

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Grannymar says:

    I am all for smiles, after all they are no good until you give them away!


  15. calmgrove says:

    A thousand and one tunes (well, a couple at least) are zapping around my brain after a sight of these lyrics. And you?


  16. Dizzy says:

    Absolutely – confuses the living dingeses out of people, and makes me feel good 🙂


    • colonialist says:

      It is a no-lose situation. The ones who greet the smile with suspicious alarm are highly amusing, and the others who respond with one of their own give a nice warm feeling.


  17. kragenhai says:

    Always carry that enigmatic smile. It makes people wonder wonder what you have have been up to!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. A lovely positive attitude, and one I try to live by.


  19. Wishing you and your family lots of smiles and peace, dear Col.


  20. susielindau says:

    There’s a lot of truth to your poem!! Nice!!


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