Wednesday, November 23, 2016

When Children Laugh...

  PAD Challenge day 23: For today’s prompt, take the phrase “When (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem. 


When children laugh it seems to me
That heaven bends its bars
To lend a glimpse of what will be
Beyond these earthy wars

The air is like a flower-storm
And warm with stars and smiles
As Innocence in purest form
Each somber soul beguiles

It teases from glum, time-warped face
Creases of gladsome grin
It kisses sorrow with God’s grace
And lets life’s sunshine in

When children laugh it seems to me
That heaven cracks its doors
To let us glimpse things heavenly
While on time’s earthy shores

© Janet Martin




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