Sentinels of smiles

Staying sane is sometimes so impossible. Struggling to stifle suffocating thoughts and actions, our sails are struck by stray pieces of glass in the strong wind. Strength to stay positive in the still chaos that simply follow us after that moment seems slow. Any stress simply softens our desire to swallow the sour pills that we take. Sorrow seems more satisfying than a smile, just like a stranger on the bus, and we slip into its pool, smarting from sudden sullen wounds. Striking off any hopes of survival, we become even suicidal. Shards of past seem to shine brighter than shimmering tomorrows. We sink so much into the strict depths of sorrow that we forget that special hand that can save us from Satan’s strong grip. Let us not let anyone steal the smiles we can share. Nothing is easy, but if life is about survival, then rather than be in the shadows of sorrow, we must be the sentinels of our smiles, guarding it from sinister strikes.


Shared at ABC Wednesday (Round of S words) and Carry on Tuesday.

Illustration from HERE


Β© Leo 24/05/2011

Poetry & writing to me 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.

30 thoughts on “Sentinels of smiles

  1. I like the idea a lot Leo. We need to take care of our own happiness. Point noted and much liked! πŸ˜€
    And I am the first this time, am I? πŸ˜€

  2. U always leave me amazed with ur precision of words.. your expression is something I can’t deny.. I seem to agree most of the time.

  3. If laughter is the best medicine…then smile is the best antidote for any suffocating feeling… πŸ™‚

    But how could one smile amidst the chaos and suicidal thoughts? Maybe I would smile about the courage of committing one…:(

    • @ Amity,

      Yeah, amen to that first thought πŸ˜€
      Don’t get the thoughts to turn suicidal then πŸ™‚ and no, don’t smile at that courage either..!

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