Buried deep beneath the storms of survival,

losing the real scent of  affection,

running and functioning with a dead brain’s  hammer,

lost is the innocent smile we nurtured….


Struggling suffocating in smoke chambers,

popping up pills for illness and assumed  dangers,

have we  ever stopped and thought…

What exactly is the  purpose of  such endeavour?


Dissecting conscience ,piercing needles into heart,

torturing the conscious with several confusions,

comforts,luxuries, prestige and status,

What does the soul really crave in for…?


The instinctive smile that shined…

…is mazed in the world of hypocrisy,

Searching for its own radiance…

the precious one gets bewildered!



43 thoughts on “THE LOST SMILE

  1. meholysmile October 25, 2012 / 11:52 pm

    Thank you Soumya, for such a lovely and inspiring poem. It actually helps me with my current situation. Thank you… what a deliberate yet delicate way to put exact the purpose of life… a true radiant smile.

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:55 pm

      My pleasure to let my poem touch and have an good effect on you.

  2. Raunak October 26, 2012 / 12:04 am

    here’s my smile 🙂

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:55 pm

      🙂 🙂 Thts nice

  3. Esenga' s Voice October 26, 2012 / 10:22 am

    “…have we ever stopped and thought…”… I think we do too rarely and that’ s the problem. Wonderful, Soumya!

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:56 pm

      Thank you dear !

  4. Sharmishtha October 26, 2012 / 11:15 am

    this is a very wise question. human beings should stop and ponder these points before its too late.

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:56 pm

      very true Sharmishtha! Thts the ques of the hour!

  5. Wendell A. Brown October 26, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    I find your words and their messge a welcome delight as i sit here waiting for the sun to rise! And yet you have allowed your radiance to enter in lifting my heart and soul…that is a true blessing…a morning gift from a friend and sister!! Blessings!

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:54 pm

      Thanks for sharing this thought and the feeling with us Wendell.

  6. Tatsat October 26, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    I would like to answer your questions in a poem I have always loved from the bottom of my heart. Here it goes…

    O ME! O life!… of the questions of these recurring;
    Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish;
    Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
    Of eyes that vainly crave the light—of the objects mean—of the struggle ever renew’d;
    Of the poor results of all—of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me; 5
    Of the empty and useless years of the rest—with the rest me intertwined;
    The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?


    That you are here—that life exists, and identity;
    That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.

    – by Walt Whitman.

    Did not register for college placements, thanks to this poem. You brought some amazing memories to the fore. Thanks a ton Soumya for all of that 🙂

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:52 pm

      And that was a wonderful befitting awesome poem to be here in th ecomments section! Thanks a lot for sharing wth us.. and Iam really overwhelmed that it touched your memories in some way.

  7. Pawan Hira October 26, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    “the precious one gets bewildered……..”
    In bits and pieces, we are lost in a way. How far can one go, Soumya?
    That is the question. Your words are carrying hope.

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:49 pm

      True Pawan! how far can we go without realizing the real value of a smile …Thanks…

  8. ☮♥☆ October 26, 2012 / 8:32 pm

    touched… 🙂
    thank you.

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:48 pm

      🙂 Ur always welcome

  9. Mira Jay October 26, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    Rise & shine dear one…
    Peace & Light

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:48 pm

      Thank you MIra for the wishes!

  10. elamany October 26, 2012 / 11:31 pm

    Ahh, totally different and new, and the question, soooo nice.

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:46 pm

      Thank you Amany! Iam happy you liked it..

    • soumyav October 26, 2012 / 11:57 pm

      Thank you for being here and liking!

  11. lollyandlelena October 27, 2012 / 7:13 am

    Nice one…Keep smiling 🙂

    • soumyav October 27, 2012 / 11:33 am

      Thanks a lot for visiting and liking ths one!

  12. midnighthues October 28, 2012 / 1:41 am

    Materialistic vs. spiritual struggle , when we see the difference between the both there is a realization that takes us towards more meaning way of living life. Cheers Soumya, you have articulated your thoughts really well! 🙂

    • soumyav October 28, 2012 / 9:56 am

      Thank you so much Aparna! you very clearly stated the facts in few lines. Iam happy to see u back

  13. Alarna Rose Gray October 28, 2012 / 9:24 am

    “Lost is the innocent smile we nurtured”…Sad, huh? It’s the little ones who certainly have it…much can be learned and remembered from their sweet and trusting smiles.

    • soumyav October 28, 2012 / 9:59 am

      beautifully said Alarna! Children have the precious smile wth them and we can ;earn much from them.. Thanks ..

  14. pirate0toujours October 28, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    I think this is powerful, and the first stanza haunts through the poem. There is a tragic seam in these verses – yes, the material world against the spiritual world.

    • soumyav October 28, 2012 / 2:27 pm

      Yes ! As it reflects the reality of the world ,the man,on the path where he unknowingly walks to leaving aside all the precious acquistions of life.

  15. drsuraiyanasim October 30, 2012 / 11:55 am

    The chaos and confusion of life….wonderfully expressed!
    “The instinctive smile that shined… mazed in a world of hypocrisy.”…….loved it.

    • soumyav October 30, 2012 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks for all the love…

    • soumyav October 31, 2012 / 9:35 am

      Thank you dear! 🙂

  16. jyoti7208 November 9, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    its so touching, as if like i have goen throught this ,,,, the lost smile!!! really amazing…

    • soumyav November 9, 2012 / 11:50 pm

      Happy to see that you got connected and gt back the smile!

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