Smile Please

Atul Chandra Sarkar

Over the years I’ve found
The secret of success:
No matter how brief it is,
No matter, if in excess.

That which makes you move,
That which gives you worth,
That which makes you win,
That which instils mirth.

That which distracts people,
That which gives you flora,
That which attracts people,
That which imparts aura.

That which helps feel good,
That which helps you date,
That which lends gravity,
That which helps feel great.

That which blossoms cheeks,
That which twinkles eyes,
That which shows honesty,
That which covers lies.

That which makes you warm,
That which lends you weight,
That which gives you peace,
That which changes your fate.

Yes, it’s a smile, a little smile,
Which costs nothing, yet pays,
It not only cheers you up,
It promises better days.

Just as happiness flows out
From the song of chirping birds,
Let a lovely smile seep out,
And you’ll never need words.

Whenever you meet someone
Like ants on ground or wall,
Always exchange a smile,
Sure, you’ll never fall.


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Double Post Graduate in Philosophy and Sociology and LLB degree-holder, a Gold Medalist from Canning College, University of Lucknow, U.P. India. Presently engaged as Advisor (Industrial Relations) and Public Information Officer (Corporate) at Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd., Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India and is a Guest Faculty at Electricity Training Institute, Sarojini Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on the Right to Information Act, 2005. An Advocate registered with the Bar Council. Articles, poems and short stories have been published in popular National dailies like Pioneer, Northern India Patrika, Times of India, Campus Verse, Shaktivani, etc. A Blogger at Times of India's speakingtree and having a flair for oil painting. A democratic, liberal and humanist to the core.

Last updated November 13, 2014