Changing Everything


Changing Everything
(March 13, 2009)

Along you came
I saw you stumbling
Through the door
The sun was shining
From behind you
The crooked smile on your face
Made the sun
Shine brighter
Along you came
I thought I’d never
See that sun again
But along you came
The crooked smile on your face
Made the sun
Shine even brighter
I thought I’d never
Unlock that door again
The sky is still and blue
Behind you
You cast a soft shadow
On the floor
Your smile is crooked
Your crooked smile
Puts me back together again
Your crooked smile
Makes all the roads look straight
Again
You can stay
And lock the door behind you
We can throw away the key
I’ll open the windows
The sunlight will flood in
And the sun will shine brighter behind you
The sky will be
Still
And blue
Above us
Your crooked smile
Will make the walls
Look straight
Again
I was the only
Crooked thing
Until…
Your crooked, crooked self came in…
Let’s sneak out
The back door
Let’s take a walk
Down the beaten road
Your crooked smile
Will set it straight
Again
Your crooked self
Will find me


© 2009 C. JoyBell C. All rights reserved.

37 comments:

  1. Oh, so grey. Things are becoming colorful.

    Jack

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  2. Jack...I love how when you say something, it is so short and yet it is so deep...such is the depth of the Chinese... :)

    Thank you for your comment... :)

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  3. How precious! I love this poem! :)

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  4. Love the poem as usual... but LOVE the photo!

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  5. First - the photograph of rainbow road made me smile, laugh out loud really, and then the poem made me think that you're able to make words do whatever you want now. I love the almost chanting nature of the poem - the repetion of the images of the sun and the smile. The poem is written with such soaring confidence. I am in awe.

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  6. Koe...and as always is after I read your comments...I am speechless... :) :) :)

    Thank you. :)

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  7. So sweet, reminds me of someone with crooked smile too.

    Love the picture, and the brightening colors, very poignant.

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  8. Beautiful poem, Charity and I love the rainbow coloured path picture.
    Wouldn't it be lovely to walk down there.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  9. Thank you, Carolyn...yes...it would be lovely...very much so... :)

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  10. beautiful poem Charity....great photo to match!!!

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  11. Beautiful poem, Charity and I love the rainbow coloured path picture,to!!


    Kisses,

    Irina

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  12. Your rainbow picture goes with your poem beautifully. It would be wonderful if we could all find our crooked person to make our path all rainbows!

    You should definitely join my name party, maybe you could share with us how you came to name your book, and what it is of course, lol! Sorry I can't follow you on Twitter, I don't Tweet! Have a terrific week!

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  13. Hi Charity! I just read that you are publishing a book!!! Omgosh I'm so happy to hear that...you write so beautifully and I'm so proud of you!!! I can't wait to get it. I have missed you and I too am happy to be back!!! have a super week, Hugs Jennifer! : )

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  14. Aww Charity, I came by to thank you for your kindness on my blog and I find the perfect picture and poem to help my rainy heart. Thank you, I'm feeling crooked right now and I think that's okay :)

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  15. This was so beautiful I saw and felt the mystical crooked smile and wondered who I knew with such an effect on me..just lovely..and so was the photo..

    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com

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  16. It is so touching..bless you for bringing out these feelings in us..and the picture is so beautiful. An incredibly beautiful experience to visit your blog. Please keep posting.:))

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  17. Sares... you should tweet tweet!! :) Thank you for your comment. Yes, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all find our crooked person to make all the walls look straight again?? :)

    Jennifer...I'm so glad you're back and feeling better! I knew you'd be super proud of me! :) I'm so excited to hear it from you, though! :)

    Grndma D (Dorothy) ... thank you, Grandma D... I'm touched that my writing has touched you. :) Hope you remember who your crooked person is... :)

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  18. Pratishtha... Welcome! :) Thank you for your very kind words. I'm very very touched and very very happy to hear that you feel that visiting me is an incredibly beautiful experience. That is SUCH a wonderful thing to hear! :) You're always welcome here, always come back! :)

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  19. Diana P. ... yes, Diana, it IS ok to be crooked... :)

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  20. Beautifully done, Charity! The weaving in and out of the phrases, the subtlety of the repetitions, the way the words deftly build on each other to reach their (your) sunny conclusion.

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  21. Very well done C with a soft and subtle message.

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  22. Nothingprofound/Marty... it makes me smile when I notice that you pick up a "style" to my writing... because when I write, I think of no style, I don't know there is a style to it, until somebody thinks so, and tells me so!! :) I just write. That's all. :)

    Thank you, I always appreciate your comments on my writings. :)

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  23. Thank you, Joanne/ Shutterbug. :)

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  24. An award for you on my blog :)
    Diana

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  25. I love the picture...you do that? or did you find it?

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  26. Its a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Its a beautiful poem and the words are very touching.

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  28. You're a great writer. The poem are absolutely fantastic!

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  29. Diana P. ... thank you, Diana! I will pick it up! I have so many awards to pick up from various people, already, I must have to do that soon...pick them all up already... thank you so much for thinking of me! :)

    KK...that's just a free photo I found on the internet, free for using for anybody. :) If a photo that I use isn't free public property, I always link to the photographer/owner. If a photo that I use has my watermark on it, that means I took it myself. :)

    Mutuelle...thank you, you are very welcome, and thank you for reading. :)

    D... I am very happy and also touched to hear that my writing has touched you. I am touched to know that my readers are touched by my words. :)

    Rachet... thank you very much, I truly appreciate your comment, and want you to know that you are always welcome to read whenever that you like. :) I hope that my writings continue to touch you, always. :)

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  30. you made me smile, my crooked smile! i love this poem...heck, i love all the poems i read so far!

    this one is light, talks of fun and that of butterflies in the stomach when one thought of one's love!!!

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  31. job well done..very nice poem, i love it...keep up the good work =)

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  32. This is so lovely... I feel like singing as I read along the lines...

    You are such a wonder C!

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  33. Sali...I can see how much you love my writings! :) This paints a smile on my face! :)

    Chuwie...thank you for your visit and for your comment. :)

    Mike... I am such a wonder?? What a very very kind thing to say to me...I am touched. Thank you. :) I am glad that my writing has made your heart sing! :)

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