Juan Olivarez

Freshman - 774 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

How Many Ills Will A Smile Cure? - Poem by Juan Olivarez

How many ills will a smile cure?
Perhaps none at all.
How many storms will a smile deter,
A tempest or a squall?

How many ills can a smile defuse,
Even if it's only one.
In a world full of raging storms,
One smile bright as the sun.

How many ills will a smile endure?
Through storms of wind and hail?
Through all the evil in the world,
A smile will still prevail.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

8/22/13 Alton Texas

Comments about How Many Ills Will A Smile Cure? by Juan Olivarez

  • Bronze Star - 2,966 Points Smoky Hoss (9/6/2013 7:08:00 PM)

    Makes me want to smile. Good one pard. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 370 Points Joseph Anderson (8/31/2013 1:39:00 PM)

    A smile is like a tonic for the giver as well as the receiver. A caring and considerate write and
    you presented it well (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,727 Points Lorraine Colon (8/24/2013 2:47:00 PM)

    Great poem. Smiling is contagious. If someone smiles at you, you can't help but smile back. We just don't know what effects one smile might have on someone. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,928 Points Savita Tyagi (8/24/2013 10:14:00 AM)

    You are so right. Smile is precious even if cures just one ill or none at all. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 1, 2013


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