my smile remains

my smile remains

A Poem by Lydia Shutter
"

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

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"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 Shutter


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It is true. we each have our smile to share on
any given day. It can bring warmth and comfort
to many a weary soul. It portrays a flower
that has the power to heal a grief stricken friend
who is on the mend.... much like a cup of
tea with a friend. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

A smile can hide so much and often it can be a protective mask. Thank you so much, Pat. I always a.. read more



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It is true. we each have our smile to share on
any given day. It can bring warmth and comfort
to many a weary soul. It portrays a flower
that has the power to heal a grief stricken friend
who is on the mend.... much like a cup of
tea with a friend. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

A smile can hide so much and often it can be a protective mask. Thank you so much, Pat. I always a.. read more
Aah yes, many of us I'm sure will have a few might have beens that never were tucked under our belt. Not always a bad thing though, sometimes a lucky break or escape. Sometimes however, it can seem like the end of the world and for some, of course, it is. Another darn good write...N


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

Nope, not always a bad thing. Sometimes we just avoid a pitfall. Thank you, Neville. Have a wonde.. read more
This is an amazing piece, love your work Lydia, friend request on the way if you don't mind

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

I've already accepted it, Keith....on the way to read your poetry. Thank you once again. Lydi**
A word jumped into my mind - stoic
Difficult meanings, well penned for a deeper perusal.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Those who seem stoic on the outside are often in emotional turmoil on the inside....this is so true... read more
That's determination and self-preservation--We are worthy of such!!!
Wonderful Write to strength and enduring what tries to push us down!!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

We are poets....we will prevail! :) Thank you once again. Lydi**
Souladareatease

7 Years Ago

Pen and sword Lydi-You're Very Welcome!!!
Thank You for Your Writes!!!
A thoughtful, imaginative poem on reflection and regret, but yet also stoic resistance to reveal any sign of the evident disappointment to the outside world !

We all have regrets, but you battle on regardless ! Nice read !

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Onward and upward...that is the way to go. Thanks so much for your comments, Tom. Lydi**
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 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

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

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

We all know how annoying it can be to have something caught between our teeth. i also love the sense of denial and stubborness in the last two lines. it's something we hear when we try to advice someone to not date or be with another whom we think is a liar, but that person chooses to live in denial, even though they know what we are saying is the truth. and same applies to us too when we receive advice.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Some things just "are" and we refuse to see they are not logical or good for us. You are so right. .. read more
"a false premise perhaps
but it belongs to me"
Artwork and poetry was amazing. I like the above lines. I like to advice people. Some people are happy with their life. Leave them be. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

We can fool ourselves sometimes and if it works, even for a while, it is a good mechanism. Thanks, .. read more
And this poem just made me smile and " yet my smile remains
the embellished privacy curtain for my
soul
a false premise perhaps
but it belongs to me"

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for telling me! Lydi**

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