in an old age home, stayed Maria

a woman abandoned of life

her children had dumped her there

her tears took a long while to dry

she sat alone at times in her small room

with a picture she held tight against her chest

it was a picture of her grand son Sammy

she would look at it, with her eyes not blinking

the picture was pure and an exceptional one

it was special and beautiful in its own way

for in the picture, she held tiny Sammy in her arms

both kissing each other, giving a smile

a smile so natural in all possible ways

for both of them looked eternally adorable

both looked like a child, both looked a little old

for none of them possessed those pearls 

pearls that we call teeth

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6 thoughts on “Smiles so Natural

  1. This is beautiful… reminds me of when I used to volunteer at an assisted living facility. I met such lovely and unfortunately lonely people, it was a good day when I got to see their beautiful smiles when they opened up & told me stories of their lives. 🙂

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