In a tear, a lifetime’s sadness is shown.
In a tear, all manners of images are exposed.
In a tear, life can end.
In a tear, broken hearts mend.
In a smile, friends become lovers.
In a smile, true feelings uncover.
In a smile, people fall for strangers.
In a smile, we face the greatest dangers.
In a laugh, heroes stand tall.
In a laugh, comedians hear the audience call.
In a laugh, there is unity in a nation.
In a laugh, lies love’s greatest potion.
In a kiss, lovers unite as one.
In a kiss, romanced by the setting sun.
In a kiss, children are made.
In all emotions, our souls are saved.
Ian D. Hall
First published in Searching For An Answer. 2003.