Treasure Island

Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

Wooden Smiles


We try to be happy all the time
But not dare the untrodden miles
Forget the heart’s rapturous rhymes
End up in wooden smiles!

Someone please give me smile broad and wide
So can be seen all my teeth
Tell me a belly rip where laughter can’t hide
Give me spacious humor’s width!

Tell me a joke wild nonsense and trash
Make all my muscles ache in pain
When the waves of laughter upon me crash
I’ll in happiness go insane!

I haven’t laughed friend it’s quite a while
Want a laugh long left in the past
Bring this weary soul a plateful of smile
Make my lips break away from the rust!

Tell me a story that I roll on the ground
In laughter sparkling clean
For jaws long in wooden smiles bound
That would be the best medicine!

Submitted: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Edited: Thursday, December 19, 2013

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  • Susy Evelyne (12/20/2013 5:17:00 PM)

    It's true you cannot force laughter. We need silly little things to make us laugh. Enjoyed the honesty in your poem. Bring this weary soul a plateful of smile! (Report) Reply

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