Like a bread without the spreading
Like a pudding without sauce
Like a mattress without a bedding
Like a cart without a horse
Like a door without a latchstring
Like a fence without a stile
Like a dry and barren cheek
Is the face, without a smile!
Like a house without dooryard
Like a yard without flower
Like a clock without mainspring
That will never tell the hour
A thing that sort and makes you feel
A hunger all the while
Oh, the saddest sight that ever was
Is a face without a smile!
The face of man was built for smiles,
And thereby he is blest
Above the critters of the field
The birds and all the rest;
He’s just a little lover
Then the angels in the skies
And the reason is that he can smile
Therein his glory lies!
– Samikshya Nayak
CLASS VIII E
D.A.V PUBLIC SCHOOL, UNIT VIII, BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA.