There's something about poetry that saves me… ~ Martin Espada
Fascinating Magpie .. I looked and saw that serene smile ...!
"If you care to look" - so few really do! Well written.
Good one! I hid behind a smile for many years...
But to hide behind a smile . . . let the true smile shine . . beautifully written . . lovelyBut to hide behind a smile . . . let the true smile shine . . beautifully written . . lovely
Lovely - so succinct but speaks volumes
serene smile?...oh oh...don't go and read mine....yours a delight to read
A lovely read Mary, but I am a bit afraid of that smiley mask, to be honest.
Thanks all. Laurie - it's a hard habit to break.Suz - I did read yours, and found it intreguing!Critics - thank you!Jo - thanks so muchDiva - That's right, so few.Helen - Thanks Helen.
Hi Brigid - yes, it is a big scary, I agree...keeps folks from getting too close!
Brevity is the soul of this poem; it says so much in so little space. Thank you.
Simply and beautifully written.
The mask we all wear...to hide our pain and suffering...to present to the rest of the world as 'normal'...it's only the people who look closer that know what's really behind that mask! Loved this Mary! So much depth and meaning in so few words!!
ds - Thanks, yes this one inspired an economy of words.Deborah - Thank you, appreciate the read.Psych - Thanks; I think we were on the same wave length with this one.
Short, snappy and telling. Love it!
And everyone will wonder what you are smiling about...
I agree with Jinksy on this one.
Dave - Thank you, I do so respect your opinionJinksy - hahaha, excellent!Doctor - Thanks, good to 'see' you
Perhaps a sardonic smile says it all...
If only you care to look. Nice.