Freddy, I’m scared. They’re not saying anything, and their faces are hideous. Why are we here?” asked Ann. Her frightened voice was immediately met with voices of complaint from those sitting in front of her. She gripped her brother’s hand even more firmly. She felt Freddy’s hand squeeze her back.
Ann, it’s ok. They’re not going to hurt you. They’re artists. They might not talk, but they’re very friendly folks. Their faces are painted to reflect the eyes. So they speak to us with them instead of their mouths. Sort of like charades. Understand?”
Can you really hear their eyes? How can you? All I can see is their cheeks and forehead, with that white paint. Oh, I hate white. Can’t they paint another color?” she asked, and again she was cried down. “These people are scary too”, she whispered.
Every color isn’t as bright as white. So they don’t use other colors. See, that artist is using his actions to show he’s hungry. Silently, he works. At home, I’ll tell you more.”
Show me how to do it too. I’ll use it when I’ve to tell Dad I got low grades”, she whispered, smiling, watching the artists with admiration.

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Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

14 thoughts on “Faces”

  1. I like your story Leo, that faces can also talk, not the mouth?Am a lil' bit confused why Ann would have to tell Dad how she got low grades using the charades she has just seen?Well, it may make her Dad smile in spite of the low grades she got!Good work son!

  2. @Amity,usually when a child gets low grades, he/she is reluctant to show to parents! :)@Shriti,thank you! :)@Shruti,long time no see. i've not been to urs in a while either. work seems to have drained out my time! :)glad u liked it!@Yvonne,thank u! :)@Shas,thank u! 🙂

  3. @Pratsie,thanks a lot! :)@Rashi,i was talking of mime artists dear! :)@Miya,thank u! 🙂 glad u liked it!@Ajey,thanks very much! :)@Anil,i donno where they come from.. they just do! 😀 🙂

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