Sonrisa

Of all the things a smile can hide.

Smile into the yellowed mirror,
As you drop your veil of disguise,
And stare at that pallid face,
That looks you in the eyes.

Claw your way into your skin,
Convulse your way in pain,
Fix that bruise over your heart,
And sew those broken veins.

Throw up blood and hatred down,    Hammer back those nails,                  Feel it in and breathe it out,  
This morbid body, pale.

Then gently lift the silken robe,
Dress up and hitch a ride,
Although it comes to pieces now,
There’s nothing a smile can’t hide.

107 Comments Add yours

  1. kimmagic says:

    πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Kim!

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  2. Wow, just wow! What a beautiful work of art this poem is, thank you for blessing my feed 😊🌻

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Hannah! It means so much to be able to inspire and bring a smile to our reader’s face. I hope I have done that! Peace and the most wonderful greetings to you.

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      1. The pleasure is mine 🌷 You have certainly inspired and uplifted my mood with your creation ✨

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      2. Shanyu says:

        That is so kind of you. I’m very glad to hear that I could impact my reader. Thank you so much dearest friend. Sending you love and peace.
        Shanyu.

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      3. You’re most welcome 🌸🌸

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      4. Shanyu says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›πŸ˜‰

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  3. inspirechief says:

    Beautiful poem. I really miss seeing people smile. I hope soon we can throw away the masks. Thank you for sharing. Stay safe.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much my friend. Yes, I can’t wait for the moment!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Amazingly written. We all tend to hide our pain behind the smile.
    Loved it.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dear. Glad you like the poem. Peace to you.

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  5. Wow this i mean, you have expressed it so beautifully dear. Loved reading. 😊

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend! Thank you for stopping by!

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      1. Your most welcome dear. 😊

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      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›

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  6. This is really a piece of art. You have portrayed her pain quite well.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much D.

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  7. Beautifully written and I love that painting and the story behind.
    Have a beautiful weekend my friend.
    G.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much G.
      The painting is indeed beautiful. It has such a sense of knowing to it that it instantly lifts the fog.
      May you have a wonderful weekend too. Take care
      Yours,

      Shanyu.

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  8. Ishita Gupta says:

    Such a wonderful poem Shanyu. It touched my heartβ™₯️

    “Then gently lift the silken robe,
    Dress up and hitch a ride,
    Although it comes to pieces now,
    There’s nothing a smile can’t hide.”
    So true! A smile can hide so many things behind it.

    Have a wonderful weekend dear friend🌺❣

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Oh dear friend, thank you so much for this wonderful comment. I’m so glad my poem touched you and am even happier that you agree to it.
      Thank you so much.
      Have a fantastic weekend and take care.
      Hugs.

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      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        Absolutely my pleasureπŸ™‚
        xoxo

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Xoxo it is!

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      3. Ishita Gupta says:

        πŸ˜„β£

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  9. I love this one so much!! Yess, there is nothing a smile can’t hide πŸ’–
    They way it is portrayed is unique.
    This definitely is one of my favorites.
    Love,
    Rusha ✌️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Rusha. This is a wonderful comment. I’m so glad to know that you have this one as one of your favourites.
      Thank you for stopping by.
      Peace,
      Shanyu.

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      1. My pleasure!
        Looking forward for the next write up.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Likewise 😊

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  10. I enjoyed this poem. Wonderful selection of image to go with it, too.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dear friend. I’m so glad to hear from you.
      And yes, the painting is amazing.

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  11. siaonara says:

    By the time I read the last stanza, I didn’t know I was smiling all the while. Lovely poem!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much S. I’m so happy to have made you smile. It means a much getting this comment. Thank you dear.
      Take care.
      Shanyu.

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  12. Navin says:

    This is simply so beautifully written

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you mate!

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      1. Navin says:

        Your welcome mate!

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      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ’›πŸ˜Š

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  13. Aushi says:

    Beautifully written πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š& congrats! πŸ€—you are nominated by me for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award, have a look πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Aushi for this wonderful comment. It’s wonderful to have you here, but I am absolutely sorry. With all the time constraints, I am not sure I will be able to accept the nomination currently. I hope you understand. It is a very kind gesture. Thank you once again.

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      1. Aushi says:

        Its absolutely fine, stay safe, stay healthy πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you so much for understanding. Take care.

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      3. Aushi says:

        You tooπŸ€—

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      4. Shanyu says:

        Likewise.

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  14. francisashis says:

    Magnificent writing.Thanks for sharing.Take care.πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so so much friend. The pleasure is mine. Please take care too.
      Hugs.

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      1. francisashis says:

        Most welcome.Take care.πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Likewise.

        Like

      3. francisashis says:

        πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒΉ

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  15. Chetna says:

    Beautifully penned, Shanyu.
    And indeed, we gotta heal up on our own. And once we do, the scars may stay but the pain becomes easier to bear.πŸ’«
    I loved the way you wrote it.
    Btw, how old are you? Just curious to know as you look really young in your profile pic.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest friend. I’m so glad my words came through to you.
      It always is a wonderful thing to know what readers think of our work. Thank you for stopping by.
      And yes, I am on the edge of 15

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      1. Chetna says:

        Whoa! You are gonna become a great writer indeed. All the best wishes to you, dear.πŸ˜„
        It is my pleasure to read your posts, Shanyu.πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š

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      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ˜…πŸ™ƒ. Thank you Chetna! It’s my pleasure to have you here.
        Thank you. Here’s to new friendships πŸ₯‚

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      3. Chetna says:

        Yups bro.πŸ™ŒπŸ˜…
        Btw, you know Hindi?

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      4. Shanyu says:

        Umm, yes.

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      5. Chetna says:

        Don’t worry! I am not gonna test your Hindi skills.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        Liked by 1 person

      6. Shanyu says:

        I know. Don’t even tryπŸ˜…πŸ˜…

        Liked by 1 person

      7. Chetna says:

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        I got you, man.

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      8. Shanyu says:

        Thank you

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  16. Brilliant … smile….

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much K!

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  17. Kritika says:

    This is amazing work. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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      1. Kritika says:

        Pleasure 😊

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      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ˜‰

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  18. dessertflower5 says:

    Beautiful woven words. Looked the line a smile can hide many things. Keep blogging ✌

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much D! Those are such kind words. Thank you friend. Thank you.
      Peace and greetings.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend.

      Like

  19. This is lovely! So many visceral metaphors.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much C. Glad to have you here.

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  20. SeliπŸ’• says:

    Simply wow!! πŸ’“

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend!

      Like

  21. Tanya says:

    Beautifully penned great choice of words and metaphors, vivid and descriptive. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much T! One of my favourite comments today. Thank you so much for these kind words. I’m glad you like it . Peace to you.

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  22. Ali Grimshaw says:

    There is the inside of us and often the smile covers this.
    These lines spoke to me most,
    Fix that bruise over your heart,
    And sew those broken veins.
    Keep shining your light.
    Ali

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    1. Shanyu says:

      I agree. A smile masks it all. I’m so glad you stopped by. These lines certainly are my my favourites too.
      Peace to you.
      Shanyu.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Amelia! Glad to have you here.

      Like

  23. s.s. says:

    There’s nothing a smile can’t hide… beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much S! I’m glad it resonated with you.

      Like

      1. Exquisite work. What an imagery and flow of thought. Great blog.

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  24. Exquisite work. What an imagery and flow of thought. Great blog.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Raza!

      Like

  25. nitinsingh says:

    Wonderful poem , thnx to share this lovely post

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. Peace ✌️

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  26. This is beautiful. Totally resonating with this. 🌟

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Glad to have reached out to you.

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  27. Lovely..am smiling already coz I can’t hide my soul’s leap as a result of the magical work.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend! Your words mean so much. I myself am smiling after reading this. Have a fantastic day.

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      1. My pleasure..to many more moments like thisπŸ₯‚

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you. Here to many moreπŸ₯‚. Cheers;

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      3. 🀩πŸ₯‚

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  28. Truly captivating πŸ’–

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much S!

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  29. Linda Balan says:

    Amazing one! β™₯️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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  30. It is an outstanding piece of poetry…I have had a brief journey through your pages here and could find the gems so generously strewn all over the path beneath an azure sky so softly comforted by shades of those slender trees….
    It is delightful to explore your interest in latin phrases…more precisely, the Spanish ones…and the emotions have slightly had such passionate impressions as might those romantic poets hold in heart and pen while scripting poetry….
    I am reminded of Neruda….the laughter….
    “Laugh of the night, of the day, of the moon,
    Laugh of the twisted streets of the island,
    Laugh of this blundering lad that loves you,
    But when I open the eyes and close them,
    When my steps go, when my steps come back,
    Deny me the bread, the air, the light, the spring,
    But never your laughter because i would die….”
    the context may differ a little, but the magic of pain that his pen delivered has reappeared in my mind through your this touching poem…
    Smile is angelic…divine…immortal…..has a perpetuity of first creations….sodden with passions…remembered and forgotten….ancient moments and its lashes and love….mythical with touches of sins and virtues….poetic through longing and belonging….
    All those pure and contrasting faculties I see in your poem….it is indeed a morning that commences with a satisfying note for me…
    My regards

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  31. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so beautifully done my friend. Your work is so gorgeous. I love this painting and their is a movie called β€œThe Girl With The Pearl Earring”. What stunning words you used my friend. Have a blessed day. Love ❀️ to you and your loved ones. β€οΈπŸ’•Joni

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Joni. I’m so so glad you like this piece.
      Yes, the artwork, ‘The girl with the pearl earring’ is just a wonderful piece of its time. That serene smile went so well with the piece.
      I’m so thrilled you noticed. Thank you friend.
      Sending lovely magnolias.

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        Oh thank you my dear friend I have already received your magnolias and I am loving their sweet smell. Your work is truly beautiful. Have a blessed day. Love ❀️

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you friend. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness. Love.

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      3. jonicaggiano says:

        πŸ’•β€οΈ

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  32. vintageblack says:

    La sonrisa de la Gioconda, Vermeer-style.
    God that pearl-piercing hurt so much.
    I still see hope and curiosity and thirst for knowledge in those eyes, despite the hidden pain.
    πŸ™‚
    Abrazos,
    Anna

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    1. Shanyu says:

      You’ve got me exactly friend. It really a beautiful yet heartbreaking painting by Vermeer. There’s this whole spectrum of emotions beneath those eyes. And I am so glad you see it too.
      EspaΓ±ol too?
      Paz y abrazos.
      Shanyu.

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      1. vintageblack says:

        True. Deep soulful enigmatic eyes. SΓ­, lo chapurreo un poco… πŸ™‚ Take care! Anna

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