When we walk by people and smile
Are they affected even if they don’t see your smile?
Your intentions were ‘good’
Yet they didn’t capture your intent.
Did their spirit capture it, though?
Its like when walking in a trail
Where arboreal and nature’s botanical gardens exist
And many other animal beings reside,
If the breeze that’s caused from your stride moves a leaf
Or peddle of a wild flower,
If a perched winged feathered friend
calls out a warning of your approach
Has not your presence affected?
If in fact your presence affects
Then your choice is one of
How shall I affect;
With a smile or
a presence of a frown?
With one of caring and sharing
Or one of disparaging ?
With a helping reach
Or an empty hand?
Will your walk be strident
Or will you stop to talk?
The effects of your choice
In return, yourself, affect.