Smile

Smile not because there is no misery
For life may continually be a mystery
Life is but a “hyphen” in life’s sentence
To connect the before to the after and hope it all makes sense
Life remains a boxing ground
It aint over when you are down laying on the ground
Until the count is over, the battle continues
Get up and start all over, the struggle continues
Even if at the end you lose on points
You get to the end so you are not a cunt
Crying maybe the way to go but it will leave you depressed
Get up, stand up, fight on, press on, smile don’t be depressed
For even if life is a lie yet I fly and smile
Even if at the end I have to die or get a reason to cry I will muster a smile

Lie, fly, die or cry
Smile Smile Smile
Smile and Smile again and Smile some more
It may not add years to your life
But it will add life to your years
Lie, fly, die or smile
Just Smile and Smile again and Smile some more

People wonder the corruption of nations
The suffering of men imposed by man
Everyone points their finger to the next creation
While our evils are locked up in cans
The evil of community is common to all
Please no need to raise your hands as I do not intend to make a row call
Tears are eaten for breakfast
For workaholics move on the fastlane
Today is worse than yesterday but I’m told to believe in a better tomorrow
Even if they be lies we are told yet I believe
I leave the cage of my mind to see a world of perfection
Even if we never have a chance to see it
Bad will get to limit, Corruption will have an apex
Greed will get filled
“Self” will get tired of being on top alone
The world will wait till her inhabitants change
Even if now I cry and may die
For the future will yet change, tomorrow will smile
For even if life is a lie yet I fly and smile
Even if at the end I have to die or get a reason to cry I will muster a smile

Lie, fly, die or cry
Smile Smile Smile
Smile and Smile again and Smile some more
It may not add years to your life
But it will add life to your years
Lie, fly, die or smile
Just Smile and Smile again and Smile some more

Take a hand, lift up heads
Call the grounded for all isn’t dead
A fallen tree still has its uses
Even the dead man still has a future
Tears don’t get you cheers
Tears don’t remove fears
Even if in tears you share it doesn’t show care
I tell “world” to smile not for the good you see
Smile for the expectation you seek
Your smile affects your thought
Your thought will pattern your life
Smile for the life you will
The road will get harder and at times tougher
The script may not be followed always by all the casts
Dying may seem the classy way to go
If you hold on and smile, the end will be better
I may not be the richest in the world
I have a smile that takes me farthest from poverty
I may not be where I want to be now
I have a smile that shows I’m not where I used to be
For even if life is a lie, yet I fly and smile
Even if at the end I have to die or get a reason to cry I will yet muster a smile

Lie, fly, die or cry
Smile Smile Smile
Smile and Smile again and Smile some more
It may not add years to your life
But it will add life to your years
Lie, fly, die or smile
Just Smile and Smile again and Smile some more



6 thoughts on “Smile” by Ogbole Samson (@ogbolesamson)

  1. This is great, good job Samson.

    1. Thank you sir.

  2. Every word in a piece of writing must have a reason to be there. And it must move and improve the writing and not kill it.

    Your use of the word ‘cunt’, was so out of place that it destroyed what may have otherwise been a great poem.

    1. Thanks for pointing that out sir. The word was used with respect to its alternative meaning (2nd meaning – disregarded) and not the meaning made popular by “spartacus”.

  3. this is simply brilliant…but please what is the meaning of ‘cunt’?

    1. The word “cunt” means the “feminine genitalia” or “someone disregarded and treated with disgust”. The poem refers to the former

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