Behind It All - Poem by ADENUGA TITILAYO

Pink rosy cheeks
white sparkling teeth
spread of laughter like a flowing garment

Giving comfort and hope
teaching love and peace
strong emphasis made on strength

Appraised by young and old
cherished by he lass
loved by the lads
who never see through her
who never see her when
alone at a corner
the garment of laughter gathers
down the silent path
the strength tears apart
behind closed doors
emptiness fills the air

If only she could get as much as she gives
If only they knew
behind all of it, lies something much more different

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I was going through a very though time at a point in my life. Yet i laughed and smiled and nobody seemed to see behind those managed smiles. Nobody seemed to know that the reason why i was so lean wasn't because i was modelling but because i was hungry. Yet, i still gave out the little i had and wished silently that someone could look deep into my sees and connect to the deep wishes of my heart... the wish to be heard and cared for too!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2012

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