Baby Face What's You Thinkin
A baby face thinking alone
where all the smiles have gone.
I look utterly amazed all around me
when with my mother I often go out,
angry faces of high strung people I see,
without any rhyme or reason they shout.
Faces covered by clouds of despair,
hopes melt in secret shower of tears.
People can’t find an iota of time to spare
in the mad rush to nowhere to help others.
Faces contorted in the grip of envy
defined by the contours of grim mask.
They never can share your feeling happy,
to shed selfish pride for them is uphill task.
The stony faces of these people I see,
glint of joy their eyes have never shown.
A confusing thought germinates to nag me,
asking where on earth the smiles have gone.
With my pristine nascent smile I tell you,
bring back smile, make for me a world new.
January 11, 2019
Baby face : C
Copyright © Subimal Sinha-Roy | Year Posted 2019