AND I SMILE / Poem by Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

Poem by Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

 

AND I SMILE

I venture
Through the dark alleys of the unknown
And I smile …
Because I don’t know to do anything else!

I face unusual situations
And boldly I advance
Arm in arm with fear
And I smile …
Because I don’t know to do anything else

I advance to meet your indifference
And I smile …
Because I don’t know to do anything else!

I bump into your disdain
And I smile …
Because I don’t know to do anything else!

I’m crushed
And yet, I smile …
Because I don’t know to do anything else!

Damn it!
Is there someone who changes the needle
To get my train on track!

© Maria Dulce Leitao Reis
19/7/25

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