SMILING ON THE OUTSIDE
by Sylvia Louise Blalock
It's those times you make me smile
by doing nothing at all...
those times you laugh in my heart
and stay quiet all the while
The days your tickles are on more than my toes-
Those days when only my mom and heaven knows
that the "business face" can barely hide
the fact that you have me smiling on the outside.
Little calls at work, to prepare me for later...
letters in the mail, say your love has grown greater.
Whispering in my ear, in front of your friends
sneaking kisses in the movies 'til we both wear Depends.
Telling friends that your favorite thing is...
well you know--
is the way you've found to find my smile,
and always make it show.