Take Home a Smile

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Smile Poem

Take home a smile; forget the petty cares, 
The dull, grim grind of all the day's affairs; 
The day is done, come be yourself awhile: 
Tonight, to those who wait, take home a smile.

Take home a smile; don't scatter grief and gloom 
Where laughter and light hearts should always bloom; 
What though you've traveled many a dusty mile, 
Footsore and weary, still take home a smile.

Take home a smile it is not much to do, 
But much it means to them who wait for you; 
You can be brave for such a little while; 
The day of doubt is done -- take home a smile. 

Helen Steiner Rice