Those thousand smiles

As I wandered around the petty slums

which we had painted the walls of —

A simple tree with fruits hanging from it.

I spotted the most remarkable one —

I quickly hid behind the wall,

watching two little siblings

jumping and trying to pluck the painted fruits…

and those smiles! How can I ever forget that?

Those smiles were like diamonds…..

Those smiles made my smile even broader…..

So why not bring that heart-rending smile

on thousand faces?

Why not see them pluck out the fruits?

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