What you do has an effect,
Ponder that a moment, please, reflect.
A smile today is a thank you tomorrow,
A misplaced word can end in sorrow.
For ripples we are and ripples we see.
An effect had a cause that helped make it be.
A ripple’s beginnings easily slip sight.
Like a storm in a teacup or a dragonfly’s sigh.
So in memory’s book wherever you find it.
Look for and search for that which reminded,
Clues, answers, riddles or maybe a trace,
That a smile is but a ripple, that trickled to face.