Tanmayi Mukundan


A Smile


The smile of an infant
Shows familiarity and trust
While the smile of a toddler
Shows innocence at its best

The smile of adolescence
Shows mischief and glee
While the smile of a teenager
Shows “I know it all and I believe”

Shyness and love is shown
In the smile of a young bride
While the smile of her mother
Shows sadness yet, pride

The smile of a new father
Protects his new born
While the smile of an old soul
Shows the full life waiting to be gone

A smile may mean a fresh new life,
Love, happiness or even peace
Acceptance or trust or feeling of belonging
Or at the least the last hope as one leaves

Submitted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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  • Prasanna Kumari (7/20/2012 4:50:00 AM)

    a smile will always attract attention of people as i have seen people selecting my poems on smile...this is nice bringing out the feeling of different people of different ages as we continue in life (Report) Reply

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