prathap suthan

smiling and driving

someone called me something despicable

and then someone showed me his finger

and then someone glared at me

and then someone yelled something unpleasant

and then someone exploded into a ball of rage

and then someone kept honking profanities

and all i did was smile at them.

i had a silly smile on my face.

and everything they said

and everything they did

lost venom

and lost their barbs and lost their sting

and lost their heat and lost their daggers

and lost their way and lost their relevance.

because when i smiled,

i disallowed them the pleasure to hurt me.

insults become insults

only if i open the door and let them in.

as long as i keep the door closed,

and keep my smile going,

insults are nothing but useless sound energy.

keep smiling. enjoy driving.

Submitted: Thursday, November 05, 2009
Edited: Thursday, November 05, 2009
Listen to this poem:

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 (smiling and driving by prathap suthan )

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 Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Scott

The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae,
And the Clan has a name that is nameless by day;
Then gather, gather, gather Grigalach!
Gather, gather, gather Grigalach!

...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]