Innocent Smiles

by LittleMermaid   May 25, 2012

They live with little happiness that quickly hides
But still bear beautiful smile and sparkle on their eyes
They captivate your heart all in a while
Heart wrenching events compelling a tearful smile

Beautiful creations of God, all in need of care
Because they are unblessed and are unable to share
Desperately waiting to be showered with love
Someone to stand beside and help them stand above

They are bound up in this very small world
And pathetic stories that each of them hold
Even so, they dream big and aim really high
They desire to fly beyond the limits of the sky

Speechless by their spirits and the beauty of their soul
I intensely curse their fate for being so cruel
For every innocent smiles and hidden unknown fears
Overwhelmed by emotions, I hardly fought back my tears

NOTE: As a part of clinical posting,we had a visit to the school meant for Mentally Retarded children..they were of course not normal,but they were desperate to greet us,sing and dance for us..they wanted to show their small classrooms and what they have learned..some pretended to be sick and wanted us to examine them,even wanted to wear our stethoscope and examine us as well.what deeply touched me was their will to take photographs with us with a "victory" sign..i hardly controlled my tears.. I pray these young little hearts may always remain happy.


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  • 5 years ago

    by Amreen

    Beautiful poem LM... You don't know dear how much your words speak their pain... it is sorrowful to hear this n I hope they will have something much better in life...:)

  • 6 years ago

    by TJ Standen

    Wow, this is very touching and a great piece of poetry. It is so beautiful and it brought tears to my eyes. Well done

    • 6 years ago

      by LittleMermaid

      Thank u for the comment...m happy that u liked my poem..i tried my best to jot down what i saw n felt that was so hard for me to control my tears when i saw those children n their pitiful condition.

  • 6 years ago

    by Yrem Crish

    I am speechless with this poem. All that I can say is Wow! I love it girl...I like the way you write how the child is innocent. Really wonderful piece.

  • 6 years ago

    by Xanthe

    I feel like writing rhymed poetry again haha. The message is just beautiful.
    A little editing would polish this piece:

    "But still bear beautiful smile and sparkle on their eyes"

    "They are bound up in this very small world"
    Up--to. Eradicate 'in'

    Other than that, this is beauty in its rawest and purest form. Keep writing!

  • 6 years ago

    by average thoughts

    This poem is a grt piece for al those innocent kids