Does one smile
While up problems pile
And their solution a mile?
Should I toothily smile
When at me others rile
For some scandal in my once faultless file?
Can one's identity be a broad smile
The flashing of it, one's lifestyle
Even to the upset, secreting bile?
Wouldn't one read Guile
In smiles out - lasting a short while:
The longevity of River Nile?
For a sicky smile
I could a doctor's number dial,
Yielding to a consulting room without tile
Smile that takes after
Elder brother Laughter
Is rather gentler
To Roofs of Shaky Rafter
A stiffening face making softer.
Copyright © Chinedum Ekwobi | Year Posted 2020
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