Bernard Snyder

Veteran Poet - 1,785 Points (11-07-1959 / Savannah Ga.)

'Behind The Smile' Poem by Bernard Snyder

I've always known she was taken
but something about her made me keep trying,
I used to flatter her with sweet pleasantries
knowing she would read between the lines,
I used to start a conversation with her
just to see her smile
a lot of times I made no sense at all
but she knew my intentions all the while,
I'm sure she knew exactly how I felt
as I reflect back on it now
but a beautiful smile of acknowledgment
was all she ever allowed,
I'm not sure which I adored most
her beauty or her style
or how would I react
if I knew the thinking behind her smile!

Submitted: Monday, February 21, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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  • Gold Star - 21,290 Points Chinedu Dike (1/9/2015 6:03:00 PM)

    You seem to always have good narrative stories to share. Narrative poems are my favourite. It's a lovely poem and I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem THE PHOENIX STRANGLER. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,371 Points Patricia Grantham (10/10/2014 6:51:00 AM)

    A beautiful smile especially when it's from the heart can be
    very alluring. Just a touch of hint from it can cause the heart
    to skip a beat. Very good write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,313 Points Valsa George (9/20/2014 10:01:00 AM)

    Her elusive smile is baffling..... You would like to decipher the secret code behind it. Couldn't it be Love? I am sure you adore both her beauty and style! Enjoyed!

    Thanks for visiting my page and for the sweet comment! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,222 Points David Harris (9/5/2014 4:04:00 AM)

    Another good one. Was she the Mona Lisa, I wonder? Enjoyed this one too. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,450 Points Electric Lady (7/16/2014 9:36:00 AM)

    This is beautiful. Keep soaring! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,234 Points Ramesh Rai (8/3/2013 12:52:00 PM)

    it is very tough to imagine behind the smile but easy to swear. lovey write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 132 Points Marcus Mckinley (8/15/2012 6:28:00 AM)

    she will always be 2 steps ahead. this is a well written poem that says what all us men have tried at least once in our lives. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 399 Points Rekha Mandagere (1/2/2012 11:19:00 PM)

    Great and at the same time you have beautifully pictured the agony of one's heart. Lovely poem.Great ease and flow as ever. Marks 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Silentpoet Grl (10/28/2011 6:40:00 PM)

    simply beautiful is this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rachel Ann Butler (10/27/2011 1:56:00 PM)

    'I used to flatter her with sweet pleasantries
    knowing she would read between the lines'

    RAB (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 25 Points Jinal Oswal (10/19/2011 3:46:00 AM)

    Wow Bernard, it is a master piece :) ....... All the lines, the whole poem it is adorable..... It is lovely :) ..... Love can make you do wonders... And here is one such... I am loving it :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 399 Points Rekha Mandagere (3/2/2011 12:14:00 AM)

    I simply love reading this poem.Lot of worldly wisdom and well balanced lines. I give marks 10 this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

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