Can you see me smile? | poem

Can you see me smile? | a poem

Can you see me smile?

I try to smile harder, beneath the mask
I try to let you see, I love you
Beneath the mask, I offer you
A flower from my heart.


In a sea (of physical distancing) people, smiles shielded with 3-ply, 5-ply and what have yous masks, we can still be kind.
We can still love.
We can still smile at one another.
Because a smile comes from the heart.
And what’s from the heart, even if it can’t be seen in these strange times,
it can be felt.

Writer’s note:
I love this. My heart danced when I wrote this poem.
It started with an idea of trying to smile harder, trying to make my smile to be seen beneath my mask.
So, I drew a portrait of a woman wearing a mask. (Not of anyone in particular. I just used one of my photos as a guide.)
As I was drawing the portrait, with a quiet prayer in my heart, I asked, “Lord, what do You want me to say about this?”
The words came.

p.s. The phrase “a flower from my heart” was inspired by Pope Francis.

Published by Melinda

Writer and artist. Ever learning.

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