Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Please, Don'T 'Laugh '! Smile! - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

If people smile at us, we have to smile back,
Otherwise we may offend them with our disrespect.

If people laugh at us, should we have to laugh back,
otherwise they may think that we are worms.

We are not worms for anyone to step on us,
for them to have the feeling of stepping on us.

We are the tortoises or simple snails,
when we are stepped on, Let them have that feel.

Let us be safe inside our protective wise shell,
while they shadow themselves with guilty pride.

When people have every right to laugh at us,
we have every right to laugh at them. Smile, please.

Comments about Please, Don'T 'Laugh '! Smile! by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • (8/28/2012 10:04:00 AM)

    Laugh or smile it is important to find humor in life's ups and downs. Lots of good thoughts in this poem! Constance Yost78885 (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilson (8/18/2012 4:16:00 PM)

    Thoughtful poem, laugh or a smile, so much alike, yet can make such a difference to others. I loved the Smile please at the end-. a lovely read. (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (8/17/2012 1:15:00 AM)

    lovely my friend. i will continue to read your poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, August 17, 2012

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