'Behind The Smile' Poem by Bernard Snyder

'Behind The Smile'

Rating: 3.4

I've always known she was taken
but something about her made me keep trying,
I used to flatter her with sweet pleasantries
knowing she would read between the lines,
I used to start a conversation with her
just to see her smile
a lot of times I made no sense at all
but she knew my intentions all the while,
I'm sure she knew exactly how I felt
as I reflect back on it now
but a beautiful smile of acknowledgment
was all she ever allowed,
I'm not sure which I adored most
her beauty or her style
or how would I react
if I knew the thinking behind her smile!

Rekha Mandagere 02 January 2012

Great and at the same time you have beautifully pictured the agony of one's heart. Lovely poem.Great ease and flow as ever. Marks 10

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Marcus Mckinley 15 August 2012

she will always be 2 steps ahead. this is a well written poem that says what all us men have tried at least once in our lives.

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Ramesh Rai 03 August 2013

it is very tough to imagine behind the smile but easy to swear. lovey write

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David Harris 05 September 2014

Another good one. Was she the Mona Lisa, I wonder? Enjoyed this one too.

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Valsa George 20 September 2014

Her elusive smile is baffling..... You would like to decipher the secret code behind it. Couldn't it be Love? I am sure you adore both her beauty and style! Enjoyed! Thanks for visiting my page and for the sweet comment!

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Keith Brown 30 April 2020

Great story line, and narrative l

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La Donna Woods 24 June 2016

I can surly relate!

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Allotey Abossey 25 May 2015

Funny and nice to read. God bless you

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Chinedu Dike 09 January 2015

You seem to always have good narrative stories to share. Narrative poems are my favourite. It's a lovely poem and I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem THE PHOENIX STRANGLER.

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Patricia Grantham 10 October 2014

A beautiful smile especially when it's from the heart can be very alluring. Just a touch of hint from it can cause the heart to skip a beat. Very good write.

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