INFECTIOUS SMILE – Norma Domingo Bugarin


If only I can smile like innocent child,

No disturbed feelings and emotions

To hold back

Only true happiness is what you see

On my face.

Though sometimes I forget to smile,

When I can no longer bear the pain

And it almost squeezing my heart.

But I can’t live a day without a smile

And do the laughter without disguise

That makes my day wonderful and bright.

Then I learn to smile despite the pain,

I look adorable to the eyes of others

It’s my infectious smile that makes

Other do the same way of smile.

©®Norma Domingo Bugarin, 2021, Antique, Philippines

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Written by Malakshmi Borthakur

Malakshmi Borthakur is a contemporary trilingual poet from India. She is also a translator and a short story writer. Malakshmi has contributed to many coveted anthologies and journals. Her poems mostly deal with human issues - love, life, pain, tears and the anguish that individuals suffer from within. Her poetry brought for her many international and national awards and recognitions including the most coveted 'Independence Day Honour' 2020 and 2021 from Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Academy, India. Malakshmi is an Administrator of India office in the Global Committee of Administration in Motivational Strips - world's most active writers forum. Additionally, she is a Content Editor in 'Writers Tribune' - the global literary Newspaper published from the house of Motivational Strips and also one of the editors of Bharath Vision Web Magazine, an affiliate of Motivational Strips. Her debut poetry book 'SINGING VERSES, See The World From A Poet's Perspective' is going to be published soon.


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