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An Unforgettable Smile

Rdsparrowriter is a Sri Lankan Poetess written story books in poetry form. She's passionate and writes from heart covering subjects.



I was a little surprised to see the same person twice

Both the times he was without the mask

I was simply coming out of food city in the night

And out of curiosity looked at the area of the voice.

He not only has a manly voice with a ear catching cute laugh

Thanks to my stupid curiosity got knocked down by his smile

I was super embarrassed when I got caught watching his laugh

All I could do was wish that he didn't notice what I did.

The corner of his lips slightly turned upwards as he looked

He seems to be taller than I with short hairstyle

It looked as if he had just come out of the gym

I couldn't see a bouncy pot belly so I'm guessing he's health concious.


He was wearing a blue and white clothing with letters on it

His arms looked as if it's been carved in upside down scallops

I wonder how he managed to get that effect on his hands

His hands looked a bit bigger than the rest of his body.

I saw some dark stubble on his cheeks

Too far to see the colour of his eyes

But his ears looked as if they were sticking out separately

In my opinion his ears really stand out.


I wondered why his view and my time so stretchable

Silly me, I was walking slow staring at the smile

Although he was on a conversation with another

It felt as if his head was following my side.

Yes, it is an unforgettable smile I saw

For a moment I thought my cheeks were on fire

Who knows probably even younger than I am

I do admire and rhyme when I see a beautiful smile :)

Smile :)

I suppose there's no harm in writing about people with beautiful smiles whom I find inspiration to rhyme. I really do have a weakness when it comes to people whom I consider in my opinion got beautiful smiles. Whether its children or handsome youngmen. Or even uncles and aunts. I just have a tendency to admire and notice way too much.

Maybe it's just safe to rhyme about random people :) I hope you enjoy my silly rhyme where the experience is real. Sometimes it feels that my eyes have a mind of its own when it comes to staring at people.

I gave it a thought as to why I was surprised by this person. The first time when I saw him, I only saw him as a tall young man who seems to be on a strict diet and self discipline to have a body like that since I'm a foodie and lack that kind of will.. I think I never really thought that he would actually have a really cute voice and a beautiful smile. Second time when I heard him and saw him, that's what made me feel surprised and made me rhyme. It was an unexpected incident.

I'm telling you, thanks to the mask I hardly get to admire beautiful smiles. Although some people are talented to convey smiling through sparkly glittery eyes by crinkles the corners of their eyes, I miss seeing the pearly whites, a full smile. It's probably because I'm usually drawn towards smiling people.

I was both blessed and surprised by sudden smiles by my younger little friends who warms my heart :) Whenever I visited them it felt like a real treat just for me :)

Happy smiles!

© 2021 Rochelle Ann De Zoysa


Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 16, 2021:

Someone's smile can brighten a day! As you wrote, even eyes can convey smiles. It will be fun to once again live without masks where we can easily see people smile.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 16, 2021:

wonderful piece rochelle.I loved the way you managed to give great descriptions here in simple words.THanks for sharing.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 16, 2021:

You, my dear, have an unforgettable smile! You bring joy into the world, and that is a timeless gift for others.

Blessings always

Lorna Lamon on April 16, 2021:

I think we are all drawn to that irresistible smile which remains with us. I enjoyed this lovely poem Rochelle with your thoughts so perfectly detailed. Thank you for sharing.

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa (author) from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on April 15, 2021:

Thank you Lady Brenda :) I don't know whether it's just me, a real smile is not like what it is like seeing in the pictures. I assume you also love to smile and see smiles from others :) God bless you!

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa (author) from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on April 15, 2021:

Thank you Lady Dora :) Appreciate your encouraging words :) God bless you!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 15, 2021:

Your details make narrative very interesting. I also like how you began from a broad view and zeroed in the smile. Good work!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 15, 2021:

I like how you describe this man without a mask.

It is so true, we rarely get to see someone smile.

It's always embarrassing when someone sees us looking at them. But you survived & with such vivid detail.

Nice writing.

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