Pinaki Dewan

Veteran Poet - 1,452 Points (24-09-1997 / India)

A Smiling Face - Poem by Pinaki Dewan

She huddles herself like a foetus
submerged in bathtub plasma,
her screams are silent screams
that desacralize the night and the rain.

She blows her kisses across the edges
of a bloated sky, her love
accumulating in the clouds
that never fall, stay afloat intumescent.

Her screams are quiet screams
that fill a casket and empty a heart.
I see her gambolling among bamboos
and birds like a verdant strobe,

I see her dangling her naked legs
splashing lakewater, spreading her arms
in the snow, I see a smiling face,
that isn't anymore. There is a disgust.

Topic(s) of this poem: feminism, scream, women, women empowerment

Form: Free Verse

Comments about A Smiling Face by Pinaki Dewan

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/7/2018 6:12:00 AM)

    Pinaki, such a wonderful write👍👍👍 (Report)Reply

    Pinaki Dewan(4/8/2018 5:03:00 AM)

    Thank you so much :)

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2018

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