Whatever happened to the smiles
The laughter the unbelievable bliss?
Euphoria born out of darkness and despair
With the simplicity of a kiss?
From out of the bitter darkness and airless
Void of my own hell
Came twilight glistening on an early spring
Morning dew and the smell
The subtle scent of honeysuckles
Drifting on a gentle lingering breeze.
But the splendor was short lived
The happiness a mere tease!