I was indeed happy to watch a video clip sent to me by somekindofbeautifulme on Peaches Performing “Smile” in the All Women Poetry SLAM.
After watching the clip, I was very much amused by her spirited repertoire. She is very good indeed. Cheers!
This brings me back to a poem which I have just written not too long ago, on the same topic – SMILE!
THE MANY FACETS OF A SMILE
A smile is a normal expected greeting,
To welcome a stranger or a friend;
It can disarm the fiery hostile feeling,
And check him where he stands!
A smile can break the most solid block of ice,
Where strangers are on guard eyeing one another;
Its infection spreads and by and by,
One smile leads to another!
A smile is an expression of love and understanding,
Surpassing the meaning of words;
The giver and receipient in common bondage,
Know the powerful unseen force!
A smile can masquerade a hidden agenda,
The receiver must be alert and quick to detect;
Otherwise, he’ll fall and be trapped,
Easily being slaughtered to death!
These are but some facets of a smile,
The two-edged sword which is daily used;
Be careful and be aware: who, when and where,
That smile originates!