salma mansoor


Do I Laugh Or Cry, When I See My Photos? - Poem by salma mansoor

when I was a kid
when the sun was hurting
I used to close one of my eyes.
It was like a wink,
a yes to a dream.
when people were looking at me, or
were taking a photograph of me,
my face was funny.
with the strange smile on my face,
bitter and sweet smile.
was it a smile or a cry?
sometimes,
trying to hide my eyes
with a frown.
they could never find,
the sad part of my life,
I could see with one eye.


Comments about Do I Laugh Or Cry, When I See My Photos? by salma mansoor

  • (4/29/2005 10:42:00 AM)

    This is so brilliant. I love when somebody brings to light something that normally is seen very often yet never noticed. Loved it. Sincerely, Mary (Report)Reply

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  • (4/28/2005 8:20:00 AM)

    this was trully amazing Salma! well done!
    HBH
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  • (4/28/2005 7:36:00 AM)

    This is wonderful Salma. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/28/2005 6:42:00 AM)

    Superb! ...................... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 28, 2005



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