Smiling Jack

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    I know you know this person. We have him in every city and town.......

    Smiling Jack

    Hey do you know smiling Jack
    That old man on your street corner
    He waves to you everyday
    Do you wave back

    I wonder if he knows
    That we overlook him
    Think he's just another homeless fool
    Does he even care

    I wish I were as happy as he
    Caught up in my own world
    Wonder what his secret is
    Could it be that life is short
    We need to live everyday
    Like it's our last

    Hey smiling Jack teach me sir
    How to smile amidst all this grief
    Show how to steal some happiness
    Just like a thief in the darkest night

    I toss you some change
    Though I don't know why
    Maybe its so I can smile
    Like you, and share a grin
    Thank you my friend

    So the next time you see him
    Try this style, wave happily
    And give him your smile
    I guaranty your day will go better
    If just for a little while...........

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    ShanneN commented on Smiling Jack

    10-18-2009

    this is a good one. there are a few homeless ppl in my town...i smile at them every day =]

    lucky62

    10/18/2009

    i like this 1 a lot myself thank you girl

    photochick commented on Smiling Jack

    08-20-2009

    o yes everyone knows him I am sure lol this is great I loved it going into the favs and a 10 for sure fantastic from start to finish

    lucky62

    08/21/2009

    I see him everyday smiling and waving to everyone he sees I wish I had his outlook and wonderful soul......

    janetdawson commented on Smiling Jack

    08-20-2009

    I Love this, i think we all have come across jack a few times in our lives.

    lucky62

    08/20/2009

    Thanks J loved yours too. I messed myself and my keyboard up..lol.....

    kochab commented on Smiling Jack

    08-20-2009

    wow a great one for the favorites list here lucky. great work.

    lucky62

    08/20/2009

    Thanks Kochab it sorta just hit me in the head and wrote itself......

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