Sunday, November 21, 2004

THE SMILE: a poem


I think one of the biggest thrills for me on the internet would be to have one of my pieces fwd.'d around to the whole world and everyone on their mailing list.  I received a little poem one day in a forwarded message about a smile by an anonymous poet and I thought how neat it was because shortly after I had discoved the internet way back when... I wrote a poem similar to it and had dedicated it to my new online friends and posted it on the local message board.  Well, while cleaning out the cupboard in the room formerly known as My Computer Room (boo hoo hoo!) I found a tattered and worn piece of paper with a poem entitled The Smile, written by Snowfoot (my screen-name from my very first online service) dated April 9, 1998

I had an extra smile
When I left the house today
I thought I'd give it to someone
I passed along the way.
I tried to give the smile away
But incredibly
Each time I gave it to someone
They'd give it back to me.
So now I have a bunch of smiles,
What am I to do?
I think I'll keep a couple
And then give the rest to you!

Yeah!  That was my poem!  I am Anonymous!  Woo hoo!  So, print it up, pass it around and tell everyone you know who Anonymous is!  She's a fat old lady in Colorado who collects Dust Bunnies!


jcole16757 said...

That's pretty cool!  I know an anonymously famous person!

mom23nca said...

You are the coolest!  I bet you have many extra smiles today.

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st0rmwhispers said...

WOW...How cool is this!  Wonderful and uplifting lines there...I'm sure I've received it more than a few times!

watermelaneat said...

Wow that's pretty amazing Dorn! Coolness to the 100th power!

purplectigger said...

What a cool poem. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.

levi1023 said...

I love it!!!!!

cneinhorn said...

That's GREAT!!!! :-)