my smile remains

my smile remains

A Poem by Lydia
"

thinking back ....remembering might have beens that never were

"
 
 
"she smiled til she thought her face would crack"
by amy abshier reyes courtesy of etsy.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
seeds of broken promises
uncomfortably caught between my teeth
refuse to be dislodged
even as i floss with open ended speculations
or rinse with rosy tinged insinuations
so here i sit
hitting the space bar between ennui and joi de vivre
yet my smile remains
the embellished privacy curtain for my soul
a false premise perhaps
but it belongs to me


© 2013 Lydia



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Yet my smile remains..a false premise perhaps but it belongs to me.... How I can relate to that line Lydi - sometimes we just have to paint on that smile and ignore what is right in front of us - I call it "survival". As always - your words, the art you chose - together a masterpiece. Hugs, Julie

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Lydia

4 Years Ago

You know it, Julie. Sometimes a smile can fool even me! :) Thanks for the great comments. Lydi**



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I know what you mean about pretenses and smiles that do not really show who we are but still it is our choice to paste it onto our faces like make-up that can be carefully applied in order to hide certain blemishes and accentuate our more gracefully features, but can be removed only by one's self to reveal the real person (poet?) beneath. It's a facade of sorts, but for others; not for ourselves. Great poem!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Lydia

4 Years Ago

Sometimes a smile is a shield hiding the emotions we do not want to share with the rest of the world.. read more
Smile a smile of golden sunshine, it's infectious dont you know. Great pen Lydi..Tony**

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Lydia

4 Years Ago

But infectious is a good thing when it comes to happiness! Thank you for your comments, Tony! Lydi.. read more
Yes. ...and nobody can take that smile away from you...Even when those broken promises threaten to... its our armor...the "embellished privacy curtains for my soul"...such an exquisite way to put it, Lydi! A wonderful introspective write here. Brilliant job, my friend.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Years Ago

Sanober, I am always happy to see a comment from you. thank you very much! Lydi**
a smile that holds many secrets...very well done Lydi...loved the metaphors in this!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Lydia

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much for reading and commenting. Lydi**
yet my smile remains
the embellished privacy curtain for my soul...

Great line - your poem belongs next to the Mona Lisa; I feel like this is what she would say about the mystery of her smile...

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Years Ago

WOW, that is quite a compliment, Rita! Thank you! I think the world does not need to know how I fe.. read more
Your poems always makes me smile, Lydi...love em. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Lydia

4 Years Ago

Laughing here......oui, c'est vous, mon ami! LOL I don't think you can be me without a sex change .. read more
€v De £'Am0r

4 Years Ago

LOL ah Bonjour, Madame Lydi....I'm Lydi's #1 Fan.! :)
€v De £'Am0r

4 Years Ago

LOL ah Bonjour, Madame Lydi....I'm Lydi's #1 Fan.! :)
Well I can say this made me smile. Too many people I think have abandoned the fine art of smiling. I for one enjoy it to no end. Very nicely done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Lydia

4 Years Ago

Keep smiling, Jack....it makes others wonder what you are up to! :) Thank you for your comments. .. read more
I agree with Sami, Lydi. Our smiles and our frowns are our own, and your premise is not a false one at all. This is a delightful poem and it makes me smile. What a wonderful image, "hitting the space bar between ennui and joie de vivre"! Who else but you would come up with that one? Yours is definitely a unique talent!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Lydia

4 Years Ago

Joyce, I look forward to your comments on my poetry. thank you so much. Lydi**
I like the feeling of resignation in this great write along with the self realization which stands out to me . We own our smiles and cringes even if someone else caused it . Brilliant thought indeed...Thank you for posting your glorious poems...:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Lydia

4 Years Ago

Sami, the fact you read every poem I post so quickly and then leave me such lovely comments means a .. read more
Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

My pleasure. It depends if I'm online and I see the newsfeed ...You are welcome...:)

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