Just Smile

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by HarleyTwin, Nov 29, 2008.

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  1. HarleyTwin

    HarleyTwin Staff Alumni

    Just Smile

    Brushstrokes of curves and immorality
    A silent mask that veils for the beholders eye
    The pain is not visible, nor existent
    There are no perceptible signs of cries

    The brush works quickly, it knows its work
    The hand is but a meagre guide
    It’s a portrait painted many times
    Among the sorrows of the tried

    This one painted smile, this happy look,
    Is just one more to add
    For the brush has painted many faces
    And lost what counts it had

    The flippant grin that spreads this light
    Is a ruse of concealment.. nothing more
    For the times are heavy and the days are bleak
    So forged this smile will store

    Behind the curtain, there’s a breaking heart
    Of which the bearer knows all too well
    So paint this smile and laugh away
    And be the only one to tell
  2. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Very nice! :smile:
  3. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Beautiful in how it portrays such misery in disguise. You are very talented.
  4. HarleyTwin

    HarleyTwin Staff Alumni

    Thank you. I wrote that about 2 months ago, but it's the last decent poem I've done in a while. I've hit some sort of a creativity block so it all comes out like I've just swallowed a dictionary out of order so none of the others make sense.

    I once showed this to a friend of mine, and sadly, they didn't understand it's meaning until I explained it. :( Sort of ruins the purpose of the poem being discreet.
  5. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Beautiful poem hun :hug:
  6. Starlite

    Starlite Senior Member

    NICE poem! well written ! :smile:
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