The Portrayal of a Smile

The portrayal of a smile is symbolical of love and warmth,

The magnetic attraction of the beauty of the heart

Which is the best treasure of an innocent child,

And which is what the world is after. Such a mild,

Gentle smile conquers us, heart and soul, brings calm,

Obliterates our bitterness and removes all qualm.

It sends magic ripples all around,

Coming back with happiness profound,

To go around in circles again and again,

Multiplying joy, bringing heavenly gain,

To one and all,

To life universal.


©Pushmaotee Subrun


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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

4 thoughts on “The Portrayal of a Smile

  1. Amita Paul

    A smile goes a mile according to the old adage . It has a ripple effect . Today we have smile emojis! Thank you for focusing on a cheerful subject .

  2. Pushmaotee Subrun Post author

    Such a heart warming comment from you dear poet Vijay is indeed very motivating…thank you very much!


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