36 Smile Poems

Choose a smile poem from our collection to share with someone or one to suit your situation. A smile, a grin, a laugh always makes us feel better and it can help put other people at ease. It sends a positive message of friendship and openness.

These short poems have been written by talented people who share their thoughts and feelings on the benefit of smiling. Have a read, and hopefully, you will have a smile!

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  1. A Smile
    Poet: Daniel C. Colesworthy

    A smile! - who will refuse a smile,
    The sorrowing breast to cheer,
    And turn to love the heart of guile,
    And check the falling tear

    It speaks of kindness and of love,
    A generous sympathy;
    And lifts, on golden wings above,
    The child of penury.

    A pleasant smile for every face
    Oh, 'tis a blessed thing!
    It will the lines of care erase,
    And spots of beauty bring.

    'Twill calm the passions, and subdue
    The ingrate's fiercest rage;
    With buds and blossoms sweetly strew
    The path of youth and age.

  2. It's Better To Smile
    Poet: David V. Bush

    Lose temper, and all must perish;
    Smile, and you'll put er through!
    An angry frown puts your true self down -
    So smile, and dare, and do!

    When your rage seems too hot to smother.
    And the world bears a crimson hue,
    Don't play the fool - take a moment to cool -
    Just smile, and you'll push 'er through!

    When you feel like tearing and rending.
    Just pause for a saner view.
    There is naught to gain from your wrathful pain-
    So smile, and you'll push 'er through!

    Lose your temper, and you are vanquished:
    Smile, and you'll put 'er through;
    For anger's the first of your foes - and worst -
    So smile, and dare, and do!

  3. A Smiling Paradox
    Poet: John Kendrick Bangs

    I've squandered smiles to-day,
    And, strange to say,
    Altho' my frowns with care I've stowed away,
    To-night I'm poorer far in frowns than at the start;
    While in my heart,
    Wherein my treasures best I store,
    I find my smiles increased by several score.

  4. If You Smile
    Poet: Charles Rufus Skinner

    If you think you've missed the mark,
    Use a Smile;
    If your life seems in the dark
    Why, just Smile.
    Don't give up in any fight;
    There's a coming day that's bright,
    There's a dawn beyond the night,
    If you Smile.

  5. Smile More, Frown Less
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Smile more and frown less
    Can help us when we feel stressed.

    Smile more and frown less
    Is better than putting on a pretty dress

    Smile more and frown less
    Others soon you will impress.

    Smile more and frown less
    You will find others you will bless.

    Smile more and frown less
    Will lead to happiness and success

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  7. The Cost Of A Smile
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Can you put a dollar on
    Can you pretend and con
    Can you just turn the dial
    And bring on a common smile.

    Priceless is a smile or a grin
    For someone whose life feels dim
    Money can never replace
    That common smile on your face.

    What has never gone out of style
    Why it is that common smile.
    It cost you nothing to give
    So smile, grin, laugh and live!

  8. Smiles Drive Away
    by Everett Wentworth Hill

    May clouds bring smiles instead of tears
    Because I will it so.
    It eases life to laugh at doubts and
    Let dark idols go.

    There is no way to combat fate,
    For life's a game we play.
    The clouds of day are only fears
    Which smiles will drive away.

  9. Worry Less
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Worry can take away your smiles
    It can make the steps seem like miles
    Worry stops all the grins
    It makes life seem so dim.

    So take the worry and throw it away
    Find a way to make your smile stay.
    Worry is no good for you
    It just makes you feel so blue.

    Smiling more and worrying less
    Is a way of life to address
    Focus on the positive things
    And you will find the happiness it brings.

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  11. Worth Its Weight in Gold
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Is a smile is worth its weight in gold
    It is something that can't be bought or sold.
    A smile is worth so much more
    It is a facial expression we adore.

    Is a smile worth going the extra mile for
    When your smilin' you won't be bored
    A smile given in forgiveness is pure
    To stop an argument it can cure.

    A smile is worth opening the door
    You'll be amazed at what is in store
    You see a smile is worth its weight in gold
    It is welcome and never old.

  12. Value It Brings
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Value it brings to everyone
    It is like a little burst of sun.
    Never underestimate the thing
    That a friendly smile will bring.

    You may think that little grin
    Could start a smile within
    It's like a chuckle for the fellow
    Who breaks into a laugh and bellows

    Smiles have a value you see
    And even better they are free
    So give one of yours away
    And brighten someone else's day!

  13. The Contagious Smile
    Poet Unknown

    Smile a smile!
    While you smile,
    Another smiles;
    And soon there are miles
    And miles of smiles
    And life's worth while —
    If you but smile.

  14. start your day with a smile

  15. Start Your Day
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    What a better way
    To start your day
    But with a smile big
    Don't keep your face straight, let it zig.

    Smiling will help keep your day
    Positive and cheerful in every way
    As when you give you smile to others
    It can lessen the anxiety that smoothers

    To start today and every day
    With a smile to display
    See how many you can give away
    Make a difference, smile today!

  16. It Starts With A Smile
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    It starts with a smile then a chuckle
    Before you know it laughter explodes like a bubble
    From the bottom of your toes
    Laughter rises up to your nose.

    Laughter when heard
    Causes smiles inward
    And when children laugh
    It can double you in half.

    A good laugh can cure
    Any little old sore
    It can make you feel happy and glad
    A much better feeling than being sad.

    Laughter is good for you
    It will help in all you do.
    Spread it around and see
    People will be more happy!

  17. The Vital Accompaniment
    Poet: Strickland Gillilan

    The wise admonition goes deeper, they say,
    If you smile when you give it.
    Your righteous life lures other feet to the Way
    If you smile while you live it.
    The word of good cheer finds the heart you had meant -
    Sinks into the spirit to which it was sent -
    Lends all of the help it was meant to have lent
    If you smile when you give it.

    The money you handed that brother in need -
    Did you smile when you gave it?
    His pride may have hurt till it made his heart bleed -
    Nought but smiling could save it.
    Not an impudent smirk or a meaningless grin,
    Not a smile just as deep as your outermost skin -
    But a love-laden smile, with sweet confidence in -
    That will help him to brave it.

  18. What Smiles Can Do
    Poet: Unknown

    A smile is quite a funny thing,
    It wrinkles up your face,
    And when it's gone, you never find
    Its secret hiding place.

    But far more wonderful it is
    To see what smiles can do;
    You smile at one, he smiles at you,
    And so one smile makes two.

    He smiles at someone since you smiled,
    And then that one smiles back;
    And that one smiles, until in truth
    You fail in keeping track.

    Now since a smile can do great good
    By cheering hearts of care,
    Let's smile and smile, and not forget
    That smiles go everywhere!

  19. Let It In
    Poet Unknown

    When you're feelin' grouchy,
    Let the Sunshine in;
    When your face gets feeln' hard,
    Crack it with a grin.
    Don't be 'fraid o' wrinkles.
    Tear loose with your mirth;
    An old face, laughter-wrinkled,
    Is the sweetest thing on earth.

  20. Let's Be Clowns
    Poet: Wilhelmina Stitch

    Chalk-white faces, spangled gowns,
    Airs and graces, capering clowns!
    Noses painted (reds and browns);
    Look! they’ve fainted; foolish clowns!
    East and west, cities, towns, clap with zest circus clowns.
    Speak no word – verbs or nouns.

    Quite absurd, much-loved clowns.
    What a fall! Smiles, no frowns.
    Best of all- these agile clowns.
    Daddy roars, so does mother.
    That clown scores, smacks his brother.
    Life must bring ups and downs.

    In life’s ring let’s be clowns!
    Learn their way to make folk smile;
    Dullest day, hardest mile.
    In life’s ring let’s be clowns;
    Laugh and sing at ups and downs!

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    by Kate Summers

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  22. Smile When Skies Are Gray
    Poet: Unknown

    Then let us smile when skies are gray.
    And laugh at stormy weather!
    And sing life's lonesome times away;
    So — worry and the dreariest day
    Will find an end together!

  23. The Service Of Smiles
    Poet: W. C. Martin

    Go smiling through this world of care,
    And make the days more bright and fair.
    So much the clouds o'erspread the sky,
    So many hopes and comforts die,
    And we can all some cheer impart
    To soothe a dull and careworn heart.
    He serves the Lord who thus beguiles
    The gloom from souls with sunny smiles.

    Go smiling through this world of care;
    'Twill easy make the loads to bear,
    And bring some rest and sweet relief
    To souls borne down by care and grief.
    In each one's heart some sadness lies,
    And tears have bathed all human eyes.
    He serves the Master who beguiles
    The gloom away with sunny smiles.

    Go smiling all the way along,
    And fill the days with joy and song;
    Go speak a word of hope and cheer
    To every soul that passes near:
    For each of them as well as thee
    That blood was shed on Calvary.
    Ah, Christlike he is who beguiles
    Away both care and grief with smiles.

  24. The Transformation
    Poet: G. Luther Weibel

    When the clouds obscure the sky,
    And the world seems all awry;
    And the rain comes pouring down,
    And there's trouble all around;
    When someone speaks a word unkind,
    And worries seem to fill the mind;
    When my thoughts are very blue
    Because there's so much to do;
    I place a smile upon my face
    And note the change that's taking place.
    The clouds just seem to fade away,
    The world and all around seems gay;
    The rains have washed the face of earth,
    Revealing much that is of worth;
    And other faces seem to shine
    Into the smiling face of mine;
    The task that seemed so hard to do
    Was quickly done, and better, too;
    The world seemed happier to be
    Because there was a smile on me.

  25. Keep Smiling
    Poet: Edgar Nye

    It doesn't cost any more to wear a smile
    Than it does to wear a frown;
    The smile will make your life worth while.
    While the frown will keep you down.

    So what's the use of doing a thing
    That will drive old friends away;
    When a smile is always sure to bring
    You new friends day by day.

  26. Hey Ho Smile
    Poet: Anna M. Pratt

    When the morning is chilly and misty.
    And clouds are gloomy and gray;
    Then, hey for a smile!
    And ho for a smile!
    To brighten a rainy day.

  27. 'Tis Better And Best
    Poet: Unknown

    'Tis better to laugh than to cry, dear
    A proverb you'll grant me is true
    'Tis best to forget to be sad, dear;
    The heartsease is better than rue.

    'Tis best to be glad for what is, dear.
    Than to sigh for the things which are not.
    'Tis braver to reckon the joys, dear.
    Than the trouble that falls to your lot.

    'Tis more to be good than be great, dear;
    To be happy is better than wise;
    You'll find if you smile at the world, dear,
    The world will smile back in your eyes.

  28. How Many Smiles
    Poet: John F. Trowbridge

    How many smiles there could be
    If folks would always say,
    "Good-morning, neighbor, let me give
    A helping hand to-day! "
    How many smiles there will be,
    My friend, when you and I
    Have learned to practice what we wish
    These other folks would try!

Smile Poems by Famous Poets:

  1. Laughing    by John Imrie

  2. Beauty Hint    by Patience Strong

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