by prurienc@aol.com
xxiii
The Smile Within

I traveled on my way without a guide.
And felt no need to seek another’s charms.
I never felt a darkness deep inside,
Or longed to bare my soul in someone’s arms.
And you, as well, alone had sought your prize.
And needed none to make yourself complete.
Your sights were set so clearly in your eyes.
Your narrow path had room for just two feet.
But then the fates smiled sweetly on us two,
And showed us both what life can be at last.
For now this love, so wonderful and new,
Gives light so bright and heals for us our past.
’Twas strange to learn our lives had been so dark,
When blinded by the smile within our heart.