Treasure Island

Bernard Snyder

(11-07-1959 / Savannah Ga.)

'Behind The Smile'


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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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