Intricate smiles

What can be more enchanting,

Than a radiating smile on a face.

But trust me it can be a task so daunting.

to decipher what that smile conveys.

A child’s giggling or laughter

is most simple as to state.

But as we and they grow up.

Things don’t remain so simple

And the variety too increases.

The blank look,blank smile duo,

Shy smile with eyes cast down,

Daring smile ,with challenge in eyes,

You really think you are good enough to be mine!

Covert glances,flirtatious invites

Then comes the marriage with smiles radiating to the eyes.

They may last a few years but they are shaded by,

The doubtful glances,fake smiles in surrender

The ones who smile to hide extra time spent in a gentleman’s disguise.

Age catches on and the smiles get wrinkled too

With crow’s feet catching on fast.

Dentures take away the plump swollen pout

And i find it more honest and real.

Old people smile when they feel small

Precious moments and so..

That smile is precious of all

It should be cherished,clicked and framed

By one and all.

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About Nalini Srivastava

I am an Indian.I write to let go of myself.It is my catharsis.My biggest inspiration is my son and every passing moment of life.I am a teacher by profession and the way I love to write ,I love to teach.With my one solo poetry book already published "Feminine Musings" hope many more will see the light.

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