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A Smiling Baby

Porap Gai and his nephew Jonathan AsaPORAP GAI

When a baby smiles, it puts the world on pause and we forget all our troubles. We feel at ease and enjoy life. The picture shows me with my older brother’s son, Jonathan Asa. When I feel hopeless, Jonathan gives me hope with his smile - PG

I see it now, baby
That grin from cheek to cheek
The natural way you show yourself
Your smiling face - you meek

A bundle full of love
A bundle soft to touch
An unwritten page of purity
Your heart is shown outside

Your smile is that of beauty
showing you inward to the world
Never lose your precious gift from God
The essence what you’re about

A precious love so pure
so innocent; God's tiny creature
A wonderful life you will ensure
And heartfelt concerns of teachers

Never lose that essence
which adults seem to do
In our response to the strife of life
But you can see things through

Keep your inner beauty
Thanks for letting us into your heart
That twinkle in your eyes
That beauty from within

That smile that puts the world on pause


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Porap Gai

It is a privilege to have this legacy on the PNG Attitude blog, a picture of me with my older brother's son. Though we may pass away anytime, this memory will be remain in this blog.

Thanks Keith Jackson and friends for publishing my poems.

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