And the Poets Down Here...
Cheshire Smile
by Penny Kowalski

You carry the grin
of a man who knows
what his future holds.

Your present is bleak,
yet your Cheshire smile
holds so much hope.

It tells us all to show faith
That your intriguing face
will greet millions more
than it already has.

Like a Pony whose days
of racing were gone but not
forgotten, only to return
and win the Triple Crown.

And that of a music hall
who has seen both dancing and decay,
only to house a hero who helps
to fill it again.

So perhaps if were lucky,
the Madam spoke the truth
of a wonderful future for all
in range of Tillie's smile...