my smile remains

my smile remains

A Poem by Lydia Shutter
"

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 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 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years 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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"yet my smile remains
the embellished privacy curtain for my soul
a false premise perhaps
but it belongs to me"
It is said that the eyes are the windows to our souls, then let a smile be the "privacy curtain" that protects it from harm. A beautiful poem and wonderful sentiment!


Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

8 Years Ago

Thank you for such a well thought out comment, Dara. I appreciate it. Lydi**
Picture suits the poem well

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

8 Years Ago

Thank you for stopping by. Lydi*
Ranger Nadaly

8 Years Ago

Welcome. -Ranger Nadaly
"... yet my smile remains the embellished privacy curtain for my soul.". You really are such a wordsmith that at times I feel like I haven't earned the privilege of reading. As always, you touch chords and open doors that no other poet does for me. Keep on keepin' on and keep on smiling. ~Jim

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

8 Years Ago

Jim, you are a good friend. You are more than welcome on my page...always. Your comments make my d.. read more
Two amazeball lines I am a much better person for having read: "even as i floss with open ended speculations" and "the embellished privacy curtain for my soul" This is me, happy dancing all over your poem. Thanks so much for sharing this with us...

-kimmer

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

8 Years Ago

I am so tickled by your comments, Kimmer. thanks a lot! Lydi**
KAOlmsted

8 Years Ago

My absolute pleasure!
"a false premise perhaps, but it belongs to me" .. So true, our smile is one of the few things circumstances could never mar. Beautiful writing Lydia!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

8 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Betty. I appreciate your comments. Lydi**
Behind the facade lies sometimes great sadness , pain and loneliness. Poignant write you expressed this vulnerability so well.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

8 Years Ago

Indeed, you read between the lines so well. Thank you for the comments. Lydi**
A close friend guided me to your page and I am not disappointed...you have an amazing
style of drawing back the curtain to a vulnerable soul. I enjoyed reading this visceral piece of regret and sadness. Well penned! :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

8 Years Ago

Well, I thank you friend then! I appreciate the read and the comments. Be well. lydi**
no one really knows what's the meaning of the smiles we show except ourselves. sometimes, a smile could be an effective shield to distract others from seeing our true emotions. short yet meaningful.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

8 Years Ago

Exactly, Gabrielle. A smile can hide the emotions we choose to keep to ourselves. Thank you for you.. read more
Your poetry is an inspiration as always. Your magical use of words is amazing.
I am trying to find my way round here still!
Take care.
Margaret

Posted 8 Years Ago


Lydia Shutter

8 Years Ago

Thanks so much for the comments. I have been having difficulty opening pages the last couple days. .. read more
This is a very clever piece. Disappointment is tinged with subtle regret, all delivered with the clear focus provided by brevity. This is wonderful stuff!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

8 Years Ago

Thank you very much for reading and commenting! Lydi**
ba_mcfarlane

8 Years Ago

my pleasure....i love your muse

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