I've been asked to write
Smiley faces, and babbling brooks;
Or, the pursuit of happy books--
Evidence of timely things, stacked upon the shelves
Giving the goose to childish things.
Sometimes, the glee is tamped-down,
And there aren't any cheerful moments.
It is the nature of life, they say, to be as rollicking as a roller-
As large in its emotions as an ocean of tears.
Happy is as happy goes.
If you're smiling now, dear ones,
I've hit the mark.
Today, I've chosen to lean toward your request.
I've chosen to smile
On a rainy day.
`x~William ~copyright~ 09/27/09.