A fluttering within me speaks volumes of your spark,

I reach out and seek your comfort when light turns into dark.

The radiance that leaves your lips each time you crack a smile,

could melt a polar ice cap that would flood the river Nile.

Sustaining strength is found within each safe warm embrace,

as a smile of true relief settles quickly upon my face.

Promise you will stay with me through all life’s ups and downs,

for you alone have constructed smiles where once were frowns.


By: Beverly Beekmans (2011)