I got interested in writing a poem focused on how much facial expressions can convey what a person is feeling. And I ended up with ‘The Nameless Frown’.
The Nameless Frown
Look at a person’s lips,
Look closely and you’ll see.
In that small space,
Lies their whole personality
Trying to hold back a waterfall,
Their lip trembles as they start to cry
They tell themselves they’re happy,
But they know that it’s a lie
He takes a step outside
And his lips crack due to the cold.
Our friend is begging for a fresh start,
But his brain won’t do as its told
He walks to his favourite café,
The ice fools him and he slips
He tastes warm metallic liquid and
He knows he’s bitten his sore lip.
He enters the café
And the warmth revives his bones
He orders the largest coffee available
A habit to which he is prone
He looks around the room
And in the corner sees her unaware
His favourite person, stuck in a book,
Playing with her messy hair
And all of a sudden his lips,
They didn’t look so downcast
A smile spread across his face
It was such a beautiful contrast
All his sadness was put aside
As he sat with her and spoke
His lips looked so joyous,
He smiled and he joked
My friend spends days with this girl
With her, his soul feels free.
Sadly, love doesn’t fix all the problems in this world
But for happiness, she is his key