Lance LandallAbout Smiling
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About Smiling
Poetry by Lance Landall

Thereís a certain point of view that Iíve heard some Christians share,
One that I believe is wrong, and also very unfair.
One asserting that a smile should always grace a Christianís face,
Which ignores realities concerning the human race.
You see, anyone can smile, and smile, many of us do,
Despite living wrongfully, or saying things that arenít true.
Hence smiles donít prove a thing, and often, a smile can hide
Deceitfulness and cunning, or corruption deep inside.
Itís nice if thereís a smile on every Christianís face,
But smiles will not always a Christianís countenance grace.
Nor that of a non-Christian, for thereíre times when troubles come,
That can fill a life with pain, leaving one distraught or glum.
No matter how committed any Christian may well be,
Sadness or depression can be their reality.
For many lifeís a battle, and their smiles may be few,
But their love for Christ and others can be very deep and true.
So, letís not burden others, by stating a smile should be
Continually on each face for earthís inhabitants to see.
Itís whatís inside that matters, and none of us should forget,
Weíre all at different stages, and who has perfect folk met.
"Donít judge books by their cover", applies to Christians also,
For smiles do not always a true experience show.
The superficial Christian may have a smile on their face
Even though deep within them, true change hasnít taken place.
Humans look on the outer, whereas, God peers deep inside,
For itís there, that truth is found, not in smiles that wrong may hide.
However, Iíll admit that itís best if smiles are seen,
But those not always smiling, Christ would not have us demean.

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