The gift of a smile

Beneath the ever smirking moon and sparkling stars,

I caught  a few smirking fireflies in my hands, making them ours, 

Placed them atop on the plants that I grew in line,

To illuminate our spirit and make us shine.


Every day when the moon lingers behind,

 And the Sun sparkles brightly upon us and shine,

The plants start dancing and reply,

To  the whispers of smirking fireflies.


The magical, enchanting sightof exchange of smiles;

Amongst the three of them,so bright;

Makes the air colourful and light,

That enlightens me to exchange the gift of a smile.


Soothingly, it cleanses throbbing pains

Intricately, it crafted, devoid of faults or chains

Tenderly, it spreads like homemade  butter

Melts the burning hearts of each other


They say hormones it releases, cortisol, and endorphins

Health benefits it provides many

Blood pressure and pain reduces

Calmness and endurance it increases


 The iridescent hues in the air,

Start a day with a contagious smile,

For life’s a cloning image when we smile,

Smile comes back to embrace us, I guarantee

As the smile is a key that fits the heart’s lock of everybody!

Pooja Mandla


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Written by Pooja Mandla

An educator by profession but a word weaver by passion. She likes to enjoy little things in life, not waiting for the bigger ones to come her way.Β  She had done her graduation in the medical stream but often was lost in the literal beauty of words. So after graduation, she studied literature and did her MPhil in English. She believes that the secret ingredient for spreading happiness is writing. So, whenever her energetic kids permit, she expresses her thoughts in words. Writing keeps her going and has given a new shape to her life.


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