Plastered Smiles

Life was simple

And then I decided to twist it a little

Shattered smiles I started gathering

Piece by piece, each one so brittle

Every nook and corner I peeped into

Every glance that I threw around

Thousand helpless faces stared at me

Clueless myself I found

There were smiles plastered

On them all

Hesitant courage mustered

Every time I saw some of them fall

I was out to pick up

Some broken dreams for few

But now I stare at myself

Worn and torn more than new

The walk has been long,

And the breaths labored

Smiles still plastered

They have been perfectly tailored.

 

 

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I am a nomad at heart who craves for journeys and experiences. Life is too short to stop exploring and the quest to be happy should go on.

8 thoughts on “Plastered Smiles

  1. Thousand helpless faces stared at me
    Clueless myself I found
    There were smiles plastered
    On them all- Great line. Often times smiles can be deceiving and if we look carefully enough we can see the smiles for what they are/

    1. I am thankful for your time and deep introspection into the lines. A poem is always open to scrutiny as there can be many interpretations but the one that the poet bears is seldom understood 😋.

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