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My smile

by Dave Fitzgerald

My smirk is like a Nike swoosh.
It is a unique smile.
Everyone will want one
because my smile's in style.

From a very early age
my smile has been lop-sided.
I think it started sloping more
the more my mother chided.

But I don't really notice
the angle of my grin,
if my teeth are showing or
if my lips are thin.

I don't tend to think about
my smiles shape and size
so I hope that people see
that I'm smiling with my eyes.


Posted on 10/21/2008
Copyright © 2021 Dave Fitzgerald

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Nanette Bellman on 10/21/08 at 03:03 PM

smiling with your lips is over-rated. you tell 'em Dave.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 10/21/08 at 05:40 PM

... well done.... excellent imagery.....

Posted by Alisa Js on 10/22/08 at 11:54 PM

beautifully penned... alisa

Posted by Glenn Currier on 11/15/08 at 05:10 AM

YOu have me going with this poem... never really examining my smile in my long life, but I know the feeling of smiling with my eyes... just never thought of it till now. Delightful poem, Dave.

Posted by Maria Massarella on 11/24/08 at 11:12 PM

*and who could resist such a smile! I love the imagery and wordflow, sentiments, warmth and glow... m.a

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 09/15/09 at 06:23 PM

I like reading about the parts of people that makes them uniquely them, and this really adds to your resume. Thanks, Dave.

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 09/16/09 at 11:49 AM

I loved the wordplay and the imagery and, of course, the ending. I guess that is everything. Nice!!!

Posted by Phil P Robson on 11/04/09 at 09:46 PM

I love this poem, this is what smiles should be like...

Posted by Allison Smith on 11/07/09 at 06:08 AM


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