This isn't a smile full of stoke,

This is a laugh that expresses emptiness.

Is this is the year winter never comes?

The year it never gets cold? The year it never snows?

This grin is an expression of;

"Yep, this is it...this is the year."

Winter always comes,

Sure it does.

But, we've been promised before.

This may look like a grin of euphoria,

But it's just the smile of a soldier;

A soldier that's ready to go AWOL.