Nosheen Irfan

Gold Star - 51,642 Points (Lahore, Pakistan)

Goodbye - Poem by Nosheen Irfan

He looked over his shoulder
And smiled goodbye
I didn't know it at the time
It meant nothing but a smile
I imprisoned it in my mind
Drew from it in low times
For years I held it inside
Like a pretty, precious find
For I believed not
A smile could carry poison
For I dreamed not
A smile could spell doom.


Nosheen Irfan © 2015
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Topic(s) of this poem: loss


Comments about Goodbye by Nosheen Irfan

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/18/2017 8:50:00 PM)


    A plesant smile is a reflection of a lovely heart. Nosheen Irfan, one of the greatest poets at PH has so beautifully painted this thought that it touches our hearts immediately. (Report) Reply

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  • Norah Tunney (3/31/2017 2:14:00 PM)


    I love the image of the first two lines, looking behind smiling goodbye. An innocent enough gesture. Until the discovery that a smile could carry poison, a smile could spell doom. I remember a man I loved turning into a cold stranger and he still had a smile on his face, his smile spelt doom.A sad and beautiful poem thank you Nosheen 10 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/24/2016 10:58:00 AM)


    For years i held it inside me! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2016 1:00:00 AM)


    I could see it in my mind (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (11/13/2015 3:07:00 AM)


    'For I believed not
    A smile could carry poison
    For I dreamed not
    A smile could spell doom'

    A beautiful poem and a wonderful finale.. Thank you so much for sharing...
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    Nosheen Irfan Nosheen Irfan (11/14/2015 6:46:00 AM)

    Thank u for appreciation, Mondal.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 13, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 12, 2016


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