Geetha Jayakumar

Gold Star - 15,223 Points (Kerala Palakkad)

A Beautiful Mask Of Smile! - Poem by Geetha Jayakumar

Who has not crossed the bridge of emotions
Which keeps on flickering
Day and night like the beautiful stars
Twinkling in sky,
Though not visible in bright sunlight.
Its like the mask of beautiful smile,
Covering the painful face.

Its like a birdie trapped in
cage singing a painful song
For which the loud clapping heard but
Inside the cage was a weeping bird.

Life, like a joker in circus, who made people laugh
But hidden in laughter were his painful heart
Though all his days may not be pleasant ones
Yet he has to make the audience laugh.

A mask of beautiful smile hides all the pain behind.
Yes its the mask which play the beautiful roles.

Will I be ever be able to unveil the mask?
Yes, a day will come when I will unveil my mask
I will laugh out loudly, cry out loudly
And live a day only for me.

No day is same.
Every day is a new day
As bright as sun!
Which is sure to come! ! !

© 2014 Geetha Jayakumar.

Topic(s) of this poem: life, poem

Comments about A Beautiful Mask Of Smile! by Geetha Jayakumar

  • K. V. Venkataramana (9/12/2017 5:01:00 AM)

    I liked your poem and understood your message. (Report) Reply

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  • Suresh Raavi (6/20/2017 11:42:00 AM)

    Our day to day life is always under mask only. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (4/26/2017 6:53:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, where the birds in the cage makes others smile, the birds could not smile.

    An sorrowful mask.nice writing mam, Can you please read my poem on1. birds and happy? Thank you mam.
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  • Robert Murray Smith (4/22/2017 6:51:00 AM)

    Geetha, your beautiful poem is so insightful and will resonate with many, i know that mask. Fortunately, I lost it years ago.++++10

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    Geetha Jayakumar Geetha Jayakumar (4/22/2017 7:11:00 AM)

    Thank you Robert for the beautiful comment.

  • (12/28/2016 10:30:00 PM)

    The real truth of life. It touched my heart.Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Jaya Das (10/2/2016 1:32:00 AM)

    Reality penned in an unusual way! ! ! Loved it n thanks for sharing ma'am..l (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (8/27/2016 6:58:00 AM)

    Masked we live
    Unmasked we die
    Between the truth and the lies
    Moments of joy and grief go hurrying by….
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  • Marie Shine (8/1/2016 11:48:00 AM)

    Each and every human being wears a mask at some point in their lifetime and you have very poetically captured the various reasons why we wear them. The poem is filled with hope for the reader:
    'Yes, a day will come
    When I will unveil my mask.
    And laugh out loudly
    Cry out loudly
    Shout out loudly
    And live a day only and only for me'
    There is a wondrous feeling of joy expressed at achieving freedom from wearing a mask and just being the wonderful human being that each of us is.
    The final verse in the poem conveys to the reader how each day in our lifetime is a new day, a fresh start, a new beginning. It is up to each of us to make the very best of each day that is given to us, the choice is ours alone to make.
    Gracefully penned and eloquently expressed, I like this poem very much. It is insightful and thought provoking and excellently crafted. Thank you for sharing dear poetess Geetha. Blessings...
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  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (7/28/2016 12:50:00 AM)

    Making the people laugh in spite of the pain inside., a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2016 9:47:00 AM)

    That is a beautiful poem. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (4/18/2016 5:21:00 AM)

    Poetic definition of Mask in a superb way.
    Really amazing! !

    Will I be ever able to unveil the mask?
    Yes, a day will come
    When I will unveil my mask.
    And laugh out loudly
    Cry out loudly
    Shout out loudly
    And live a day only and only for me.

    Thank you poet for this unique poem.
    It deserves 10++.
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  • Susan Williams (3/29/2016 10:08:00 PM)

    I enjoyed your thoughts on the wearing of masks and I liked the kindness and grace with which you expressed them. I agree heartily with David Wood's comment below. Congratulations for being the Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/29/2016 1:44:00 PM)

    Congrats, Mdm, for this being the poem of the Day. Each one of us has to wear some or the other mask throughout our life to camouflage our true colours. You have rightly said:
    Mask of beautiful smile / Covering the painful face / (Like a joker in the circus) 'He has to make people laugh.....Will I be ever able to unveil the mask? ' Thanks.
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  • Kim Barney (3/29/2016 10:51:00 AM)

    Very nice. All of us have to wear masks of various types most of the time. As someone said below, writing poetry tends to let our mask slip and show our true emotions. Congratulations on having it selected as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (3/29/2016 6:33:00 AM)

    We have a public mask and a private mask, sometimes poetry lets the mask slip and the real person, like a butterfly, emerges into the sunlight breaking the bars of the cage. The cage can only hold the body, the spirit cannot be caged. (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2016 5:48:00 AM)

    A mask of beautiful smile hides all the pains behind.
    Yes its the mask and only the mask plays the beautiful roles.
    Eternal truth well projected through this beautifully crafted poem. Congrats on the Poem of the Day.
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  • Barry Middleton (3/29/2016 4:32:00 AM)

    Congratulations for having Poem of the Day honors. I like the way you dealt with the topis of masks. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/29/2016 4:13:00 AM)

    Inside a cage singing painful song! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/29/2016 2:51:00 AM)

    Masks are seldom off in public. I have as many as most people. Congrats on poem of day honors (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/29/2016 12:49:00 AM)

    Accept my hearty congratulations for the Poem of the day. Rightly deserved honour for beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, June 23, 2017

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