Poem: What’s Behind a Smile?

*I found this poem going through some of my old Facebook timeline and realized it wasn’t on my blog…. Just thought I would post it here… I wrote this back in December of last year. (2014). 

What’s Behind a Smile? 


What’s behind that mysterious smile?…
Has she gotten out in awhile?
Seen the world?
Chased her dreams?
What’s behind a smile?

What’s that story behind her eyes?
Has anyone ever made her cry?
Are they full of hope?
Or does she hide a secret
That nobody knows?

….Behind that face,
There’s a story…
…But sometimes,
You have to learn to look..
At the things that are unseen…

Nobody knows where she’s been…
Not everyone understands her journey…

Everyone of us is an unopened book..
We are all full of stories..

Don’t let the reviews persuade you…
And don’t ever judge a book
By its cover…

What’s behind a smile?
A glance?
Or inside a tear?

Do you know
All that a person fears?

What’s that story behind her eyes…?
…sit down, come listen…
You just might be here awhile…

Then..write your own review….

-Ariana R. Cherry 2014

Published by Ariana R. Cherry

“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.” Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they indeed can reach the light once again…She also wants her readers to know – that – it is okay if they find themselves in that bleak blackness…Sometimes we feel guilty for going to that dark place – but it is necessary to conquer the demons that battle our souls…. Other books that Cherry has written include "Only If" and "Twisted Paths Poetry." Her epic tale, “Only If,” won the “Reader’s Favorite Award” and a 5 star review…and her collection, “Twisted Paths Poetry,” received a 5 star review from Realistic Poetry International. She has been writing ever since she was a child. Some of her inspirations include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Pike and Shel Silverstein. Ariana writes a variety of genres: inspirational, humorous and horror – although writing horror is one of her favorites…. She was 12 years old when she read Poe for the very first time – which inspired her epic poetry tale, “Only If.“ During other parts of her free time, she enjoys taking photos and creating art. Her “day-jobs” include working as a church administrative aide and reporting for a local newspaper.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: