Her Smile by juliejacqui

juliejacqui | August 2nd, 2011 | poetry | No Comments

Poet Bio

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

Poet Bio

A 27 year old communication professional. I work with groups of young people to promote health and fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic. I enjoy writing challenges like these and they have proven to bring out the potential in me that surprises me at times.

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