I Smile When…

I smile when a tree adorns
with new leaves and sprouts
forgetting the old agony…

I smile when I notice a bud
developing into a flower
with lots of hopes and expectations…

I smile when an amorous bumblebee
sings love songs to a beautiful flower
and the flower starts swinging
like a ballerina in ecstasy in the air…

I smile when I spot a butterfly
sucking juice of a feeding flower
like an infant…

I smile when I glimpse a bird
chirping something at me
or at the fellow birds in its language
and I keep trying to decode…

I smile when my body gets wet
with the first showers
and I hold my nostrils shut
with the petrichor…

I smile when I read a book
that diagnoses one more disease
of my ignorance…

I smile when my lips get burnt
with a hot cup of tea
while remembering my beloved…

I smile when an orphaned child
gets a home and leads a normal life
like any other child of his age...

I smile when a child comes up
with innocent queries
that I had also asked as a child…

I smile when I see a person
smiling at me or anybody
with or without any reason…

I smile when I don’t see a person

smiling at anybody for any reason
and he too gets infected with smiles…

I find hundreds of reasons to smile
even no reason to smile
also becomes a reason to smile…

Every little smile in this world
touches my heart
and somebody’s heart too…

Let me be a reason for your smile 
you be the reason for me to smile 
and each one of us be a reason
for someone else to smile back…

Have SMILING days, weeks, months and years ahead!😊😊😊

–Kaushal Kishore


images: pinterest

55 Comments

    1. KK you are gifted with something special your pen is legendary I love all of your work. Keep doing what your doing your speaking to our hearts and souls reminding us we are Alive and I love it I love life just a little more reading your poems. And I find that DopeπŸ₯°πŸ€©πŸ”₯πŸ’—

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      1. Thanks a ton for your generous praise that I may not deserve, but I accept and cherish your admiration. I simply put whatever comes to my mind in black and white in simple language. That’s all. But your inspiring words certainly mean more than I can say. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’βœ¨πŸ’–

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  1. Your Ode To The Power Of Smile is just so infectious and beautifully told, Kaushal, that we smile with you after the first verse, and by the time we finish, the whole world smiles with us.
    Many people noticed the appeal of a smile but here is a lovely quote worth remembering together with your exquisite poem:
    “It was only a sunny smile, but like morning light it scattered the night
    and made the day worth living .”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Joanna

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    1. Thank you so much, Joanna for your most beautiful reflection. It says it all. Much much appreciated. I also loved the quote. It’s so appropriate for this post. I have noted it down to remember it. Thanks for value addition, as always!

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  2. You have made us all smile Kaushal…your words and examples lit up my day and made my eyes crinkle up in broad smiles…in solidarity with your own. Beautiful thought, examples and love the pictures too:)πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ€—β€οΈ

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    1. And your lovely comment brightened my day, Karima! I feel immense joy. Thanks a ton for resonating and smiling with my post πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ’πŸ™

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    1. I’m elated to know you think so, Deb! It’s such a delight to hear such lovely words from you. I’m grateful to you. Keep smiling, always πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸ™

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  3. “I smile when I read a book
    that diagnoses one more disease
    of my ignorance… ”
    Wow!! Reflects a great usage of the word… Lovely poem that I’m sure I would never be able to write…..
    Awe-inspired by you KK. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Aahna for your generous praise. I’m just like you, as I follow and read your posts with interest. You too write very well. As regards the first point, that was inspired from the quote that the more you read, the more you know about your ignorance. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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