Friday, November 22, 2013

Describing A Smile...

Describing A Smile...
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

My mouth opened wide into ... a smile
I ran to see it in the mirror
A smile!  I just thought of something
How does one describe a smile?

I stood, watched myself smile
I saw it reach my eyes... they twinkled
My cheeks were like two little apples
Rosy, full... my teeth white as pearls

I held my mouth wide... I wasn't smiling now
Where did my smile go... my mouth is still open
There's no softness there... only a grimace
I let my face soften up, the smile came back

The light came back into my eyes
Soft, sweet... brightening my face once again
A smile... a big ole smile
The difference between a grimace, and smile... is the light in one's eyes

I looked once again in the mirror at my smile
I kept it on my face... little apples, white teeth
A happy light in my eyes
This is the only way... I can describe a smile
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1 comment:

  1. A smile is hard to describe! You have a beautiful smile! I don't think I have ever seen you and you were not smiling. I like happy faces! Love, Ms. Nancy