Geetha Jayakumar

Gold Star - 9,398 Points (Kerala Palakkad)

A Beautiful Mask Of Smile! - Poem by Geetha Jayakumar

Who has not crossed the bridge of,
Pile of emotions keeps on flickering,
Day and night like the beautiful stars,
Twinkling in the sky, though not visible,
In the bright sunlight!
Like the Mask of beautiful smile,
Covering the painful face.

No one knows whats going inside one's mind.
Like a birdie trapped,
Inside a cage singing painful song.
Loud clapping heard outside for singing.
But inside the cage was a weeping bird.
No one listened her painful cries.

Like a joker in a circus, making the people laugh.
But inside his laughter lies the cries of pain.
As all his days were not pleasant ones.
Yet
He has to make people laugh
Whatever pain he carries with him.

A mask of beautiful smile hides all the pains behind.
Yes its the mask and only mask plays the beautiful roles.

Will I be ever able to unveil the mask?
Yes, a day will come
When I will unveil my mask.
And laugh out loudly
Cry out loudly
Shout out loudly
And live a day only and only for me.

No day is same.
Every day is a new day
As bright as sun!
Which is sure to come in! ! !

©ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GEETHA JAYAKUMAR 2014
© 2014.

Geetha Jayakumar.

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Comments about A Beautiful Mask Of Smile! by Geetha Jayakumar

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (7/28/2016 12:50:00 AM)

    Making the people laugh in spite of the pain inside., a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Unnikrishnan E S (4/25/2016 9:47:00 AM)

    That is a beautiful poem. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra Subhas Chandra Chakra (4/18/2016 5:21:00 AM)

    Poetic definition of Mask in a superb way.
    Really amazing! !
    a LOVELY POEM WITH A VERY BEAUTIFUL STANZA....

    Will I be ever able to unveil the mask?
    Yes, a day will come
    When I will unveil my mask.
    And laugh out loudly
    Cry out loudly
    Shout out loudly
    And live a day only and only for me.

    Thank you poet for this unique poem.
    It deserves 10++. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (3/29/2016 10:08:00 PM)

    I enjoyed your thoughts on the wearing of masks and I liked the kindness and grace with which you expressed them. I agree heartily with David Wood's comment below. Congratulations for being the Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (3/29/2016 1:44:00 PM)

    Congrats, Mdm, for this being the poem of the Day. Each one of us has to wear some or the other mask throughout our life to camouflage our true colours. You have rightly said:
    Mask of beautiful smile / Covering the painful face / (Like a joker in the circus) 'He has to make people laugh.....Will I be ever able to unveil the mask? ' Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Richard Weinstein (3/29/2016 10:51:00 AM)

    Very nice. All of us have to wear masks of various types most of the time. As someone said below, writing poetry tends to let our mask slip and show our true emotions. Congratulations on having it selected as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood David Wood (3/29/2016 6:33:00 AM)

    We have a public mask and a private mask, sometimes poetry lets the mask slip and the real person, like a butterfly, emerges into the sunlight breaking the bars of the cage. The cage can only hold the body, the spirit cannot be caged. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/29/2016 5:48:00 AM)

    A mask of beautiful smile hides all the pains behind.
    Yes its the mask and only the mask plays the beautiful roles.
    Eternal truth well projected through this beautifully crafted poem. Congrats on the Poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (3/29/2016 4:32:00 AM)

    Congratulations for having Poem of the Day honors. I like the way you dealt with the topis of masks. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (3/29/2016 4:13:00 AM)

    Inside a cage singing painful song! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (3/29/2016 2:51:00 AM)

    Masks are seldom off in public. I have as many as most people. Congrats on poem of day honors (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/29/2016 12:49:00 AM)

    Accept my hearty congratulations for the Poem of the day. Rightly deserved honour for beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kishore Kumar Das Kishore Kumar Das (3/29/2016 12:19:00 AM)

    Writing poetry can unveil your mask dear! It can equalise the temperature, outside with inside! ! (Report) Reply

  • Girija Ksk Girija Ksk (2/5/2016 6:06:00 AM)

    Will I be ever able to unveil the mask?
    Yes, a day will come
    When I will unveil my mask.
    And laugh out loudly
    Cry out loudly
    Shout out loudly
    And live a day only and only for me.

    The poignancy behind the words is touching....good one. (Report) Reply

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran Nasarudheen Parameswaran (10/24/2015 5:50:00 AM)

    a fine poem of shrewd observation. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul (10/5/2015 4:37:00 AM)

    A mask of beautiful smile hides all the pains behind.
    Yes its the mask and only mask plays the beautiful roles............Yes, it is true dictum. So nicely speculated and beautifully depicted on smile throughout life. Many thanks dear madam for saharing such an intensive poem.......10 (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (9/14/2015 4:35:00 AM)

    But inside the cage was a weeping bird.
    No one listened her painful cries. finally your hope is put into words. finally a day will come then i will unveil the mask and laugh and shout and cry as i will. thank you for the sense of hope which you are conveying to all the readers. yes so many live with masks. it is a smiling facade that we see everywhere. thank you God bless you (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (8/8/2015 5:51:00 AM)

    A beautiful write on Smile, that masks our all other emotions to give an impression of our gentle behaviour.No one can see our pain, suffering, anger or hatred.We hide under the facade of our smile and show that every thing is O.K. with us.There also comes a time when we leave that guard and come out open with our real feelings- - pain, suffering, love, hatred or anger. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran Nasarudheen Parameswaran (7/17/2015 9:26:00 PM)

    Contradictory emotions well put here. (Report) Reply

  • Rajagopalan Kumar Rajagopalan Kumar (5/26/2015 7:14:00 AM)

    Good depiction of truth; (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 31, 2014


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