Niki Nicholas Nkuna

(1957/01/09 / BURGERSFORT (Leeufallei farm or Ga- Makwakwasi))

A smile


I see the head of a vicious snake in the bubble of a smile,
I see the face of an angel in the bubble of a smile,
I see a chameleon changing its colour,
Slowly into black and then to red and vice versa,
I see a blanket tapestry on the playground,
Children jumping on it,
Into its varying colours, alternating,
Some colours are distasteful, others are sweet,

I see a bright smile in the form bath water bubble,
A split tongue in the centre protruding outward,
One piece red and the other black,
The black tongue stabbing the tadpoles in the pond,
The red one curled back in protest,
Some colours are cold, others are fervent,

I see a bright grinning smile in the bubble,
I feel cold rain torrents on my body,
Alternating with hot rain torrents on my body,
I'm in a quandary, my body is wrestles,
Some feelings are thorny, other are soothing,

I see a bright grinning smile with brighter teeth,
The colour of an angel riding on a blue cloud,
With a serpent riding on a dark cloud,
At times threatening to overtake the angel,
But preferring to be close by,
And ready to share the tadpoles in the pond,
Some rain clouds bring forth,
The drizzle that sooth the face and body,
While others bring convection rain torrents,
That chill or burn the face and body,

I see a brighter grinning smile,
Opening the door of magnanimity,
Beautifying everything in the occasion,
Be it a wedding or some sort of a celebration,
The invisible staff rider,
A snake, sliddering around oblivious guests,
Sharing the food and drinks,
Nodding and smiling sugar coted venom,
Some guests feeling its cold bloodedness,
A chilling chasm that sours party mood,
Some snakes are innocuous, others are venomous,

I see a brighter grinning smile, a fly Venus trap in tow,
Exquisite beauty in the Garden of Eden,
The lure of the serpent relishing a load of insects,
Amid the sweet smell and the lure of danger,
A split tongue, split road, beauty and the beast,

I see a brighter grinning smile, camouflaged,
To sow the seeds of beauty and ugliness,
Beauty is brighter, the magnetic colour of attraction,
Make up mask washing off in the rain of truth,
The exposed ugliness chasing off friends like a foul smell,
Brighter grinning smile rejoice in the river of smiles,
But deems instantly amid the ominously approaching crocodiles,

Submitted: Thursday, February 09, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A smile by Niki Nicholas Nkuna )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. On My Father's Yortsayt, Abraham Sutzkever
  2. The Bottom Line, Abraham Sutzkever
  3. Inside Me, Abraham Sutzkever
  4. नोँनि हाइनायाव, Bahadur Basumatary
  5. Paris 1988, Abraham Sutzkever
  6. Remembrances Of Others, Abraham Sutzkever
  7. Everything but God, Anne Pierson Wiese
  8. All Night Long, Anne Pierson Wiese
  9. Tell Me, Anne Pierson Wiese
  10. Our Mentor (Acrostic Poem), Marvin Brato Sr

Poem of the Day

poet Pablo Neruda

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]