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Do I Laugh Or Cry, When I See My Photos?

Rating: 3.3

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.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mary Nagy 29 April 2005

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

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Ivy Christou 28 April 2005

this was trully amazing Salma! well done! HBH

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***** ***** 28 April 2005

This is wonderful Salma.

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Poetry Hound 28 April 2005

Superb! ......................

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