Friday, July 2, 2010

A Smiling Tear

People pass by with a smile
Seem to mock at me
I smile back and I am crying

Amidst the crowd, cracking jokes
Seem to laugh at me
I laugh with them and I am crying

There is song and frolic
Seem to make fun of me
I sing and I am crying

"Come, join the musical chair"
Seem to challenge me
I hop in and I am crying

Roses all pink with blushes
Seem to taunt me
I blush and I am crying

"Hoopla around" cries the child
Seem to provoke me
I hoopla and I am crying

"All fine dear?" they ask
Seem to scare me
I am fine and I am crying

I smile, I laugh, I sing, I hop, I blush,
Seems I am fine but why am I crying?

I smile, I laugh, I sing, I hop, I blush,
No one can see that I am crying.

PS : This is a work of fiction.


  1. beautiful write good poetry you know..poetry is all about imagination and how you can write a thought in verses..and you do that beautifully :))

  2. lovely verses... had u not put the PS down there I would have felt they were written by u... keep them coming...


  3. Neha,

    Thanks much. Do you accept these verses as poetry? Thanks god!! :-D

    Glad you liked it.

  4. Beautiful..

    Why are so sad?

  5. Tavish,

    Thanks a lot. Oh!! Oh!! It was written BY ME. I always post only my very own original works. :-)

  6. Very beautiful. Very poignant!!

  7. A,

    Thank you. Yeah, the poem is a sad one :-)

  8. Shilpa,

    Thank you, glad you liked the lines :-)

  9. Bik,

    Thank you. Glad you liked it

  10. Your words were flowing like a river (strong underlying currents too I must add). Very very nice.

    Ooh your signature is awesome too! :)

  11. Nahi samjha :(

    BTW i liked the insignia signature in the end. Hope u r retaining it for all your post.

  12. romba romba nalla irukku..i like that phrase..smiling tear! khushi ke aasoo! {DUH}

  13. lostworld,

    :-) Thank you for your analogy. Strong undercurrents - I liked this phrase.

    I thought let me end my post with a signature henceforth :-D

  14. Gayathri,

    These lines are by a lady who is sad for some reason and no one understands her sadness. She puts up a smile and seems to be having fun, in reality she is sad.

    Thanks, glad you liked Insignia's insignia :-) I will retain it henceforth so that few others wouldnt doubt about the originality about my works :-)

  15. Madhu,

    mikka nandri :-) Glad you liked it. Its not exactly khushi ke aasoo :-)

  16. And you won the Oscar for best actress.
    You sing, laugh, hoopla, hop, blush and cry at the same time:D

    Nice verse.

  17. I am crying... :)

    btw what does happen when smiling meet tearing smile??

    any answer?


  18. Got a nice ring to it. You can perhaps make a song of it.

  19. Holy Lama,

    Hahahaha thank you. Yeah I can do everything at the same time, awesome isnt it?

    Thank you

  20. Makk,

    Thank you. I dont know!! Did you figure out yet?

  21. RGB,

    Thanks for your suggestion. I should try singing it :-D

  22. nice poem
    I smile, I laugh, I sing, I hop, I blush,
    No one can see that I am crying.

  23. reminds me of the song.....tum itna jo muskura rahe ho...kya gam hai jisko chhupa rahe ho!!!

    lovely poem!!

  24. Jaunty,

    :-) True true. Thank you :-)

  25. Gautam,

    No :-(, always :-)

    Take care dear

  26. The poem is so sincerely sad from deep within that it badly needed the PS =]

  27. et,

    You got it, didn't you? You are one among very very few people who understand the essence and the reason behind what I write

    I am glad :-)

  28. All I can say is that M touched..

    This was really beautiful n new from your side.
    Explore this side of urs more..:)

    A poet in the making..



  29. beautifully expressed... often we have to dig deep inside ourselves to understand why we are not happy... but still reason seems to vague...

  30. Nipun,

    Thank you. Yeah I do get into such mood sometimes. I am glad you liked it.

  31. Rajlakshmi,

    Thanks much. True, we dont really get the real reason

  32. you better know that dear.


  33. fiction yaru ? unga friend ah?? romba azhaga iruku nu solunga avanga kita..eee :)

  34. Hary,

    fiction en thangachu. Ava kitta neenga sonnada solraen :-P

  35. superaa irrukupa...keep up the cheers:)

  36. Excellent poetry. Keep smiling.
    Both the pictures are too good.

  37. Naidu sir,

    Thanks a lot. :-) Glad you liked them

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