Because nothing beats a smile / Poem by Myriam Ghezaïl Ben Brahim

Poem by Myriam Ghezaïl Ben Brahim


Because nothing beats a smile

Number of times in my life I fell,
Many times I thought I was lost.
Then suddenly at the detour of an accomplice look, I discovered a shy smile.
An unexpected laugh in a conversation, at the detour of a bad word.
Stars of light happiness in the evocation of a joyful memory.
And I re-opened my eyes.
Number of times I’ve had pain to die,
Number of times I doubt I could understand.
Then suddenly in the darkness, appeared a friend, the one we expected more.
Someone who is actually present, instead of just promise. A being able to hold my hand, and never let go of it again.
The personification of “for better and worse”.
And I re-opened my heart.
Many of the blades have slipped on my skin already well.
Number of cries and crying, that no one could hear.
Then without a noise came the light. First little candle of hope,
Fragile and delivered to the violent winds of life.
Then Light Flame of force fighting fate.
Finally, growing fire of confidence bringing the heat.
And I have rediscover joy.
Because to get out of it, nothing beats a smile 🙂🙂🙂

© Myriam Ghezaïl Ben Brahim
November 2019.

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