Tuesday 26th September 2017,
Poetry Potion

Her Smile by Juliejacqui

Juliejacqui 14 June 2011 a poem a day challenge Comments Off on Her Smile by Juliejacqui

A smile from east to west,
Concealing the pain inside,
Too young, yet too old,
Experience! The best teacher

A life that’s painful at best,
Explains the pain inside,
A face seeming too old,
Betrayed by permanent wrinkles

Too soon without notice,
Perhaps it’d have her warned,
Of hurdles along the path,
The girl, daughter and mother

She has to smile her best,
Despite the screams inside,
To stay strong and sound,
For the one who calls her mother

Portrait of the African woman,
Has a lot to tell and hide,
If pictures speak a thousand words,

Then take a look at my mother

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