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A yearning for a smile

When I wake up
in the morning,
I see myself
in the mirror.
I try to stretch
my facial muscles
but neither me
nor my image
in the mirror
is able to smile.
I look up
at the rising,
smiling sun that
seems to look down
upon me mockingly.
I go out
into the lawn
where blooming flowers
smile at me and
I turn my face
to the other side
as I can’t join them.
There are smiles and smiles
the rest of the day
but my heart still burns
from within
as smile is everywhere
but not within me.
How to answer
the smiles of others?
the query remains
always with me.
Crying at night
I fall into the arms
of sound sleep,
dreaming of getting
a big smile on my face
and hoping
for a miracle
to happen,
so that next day
I too wake up
smiling like others.

The Mould

An erratic writing after a long break from poetry… I don’t know if this is a whole poem or three different ones, and hence separated with asterisks. But this is what I penned down as I sat in the morning OutPatient Unit at the hospital and took the blank side of an investigation prescription sheet. The picture below was the unexpected prompt that made me write the first two lines. white-Daisies-in-the-rain

Raindrops needle through my petals,
Splice through my parched heart…
I can see you smile in the dark night,
I can see the bygone dreams again…
I can find myself in love songs –
Something I didn’t dare for long…


The canopy of my joy is made of
Dark clouds that shade the glares;
The sunshine is just a dream
That’s best kept behind the veils…
Maybe this was what took shape
Over times of reducing grey thoughts…


The lyrical daydreams are blossoms
That last a single day,
But when every day is a song,
It lasts as long as you want…
Love, I see now, is just a filling –
The mould is always you…

© Sana Rose 2014
May 5th, 2014