Many times, people go through a lot; which are usually sad, and these are all covered in make up, smiles, jokes, jibes.
ESTHER GEORGE, a Nigerian young writer; embodies the suffering of humans (maybe women especially) in the quest to always be happy and ready for the camera in her poetic piece titled: I SMILE🌝.

Poetry is usually therapeutic, and ESTHER GEORGE leaves no stone unturned in her quest to let emotions loose. Just sit back and enjoy this! (Smiles)


Another day to go to work.
All dressed up looking decent.
A perfect perfume for a pleasant scent.
A little make up on to look glamorous.
Finally, a big smile to look perfect;
But am I happy?

Everyday I have the perfect look.
Everyday I carry a heavy burden.
Yet no one knows why?
I always have the perfect look.
I smile!

I leave the world puzzled;
Leaving them to dazzle.
Not letting them know my pain.
To see the tears;
To see the agony!
Oh! Countless times I stand under the rain.
Waiting for lightening to strike me down.
The howling wind to shove me off to the gutters.
Yet, it never happens.
I head home smiling!

I believe the pain to be a mirage.
A perfect illusion;
Caused by the world spinning round.
Surely, the suffering will end.
The tears will seize;
This involuntary happiness will end.

Another day to go to work;
Dressed up looking decent.
Make up on to look glamorous.
Perfume, for a pleasant scent.
A big smile to look perfect.
Soon, I will be happy!

Esther George is an indigene of Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. Born December 17, 2000 in Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria. She is an African poet, writer, spoken word performer, motivational speaker and a student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state currently studying History and International Studies. She’d also accept constructive criticism and comments of satisfaction too.

Just do well to let her know how she made you feel, so her pen never stops!

Compliments of the season!

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