Behind Their Smile

Laughter and sadness
Are both sides of a coin,
And in reality,
For the lil ones in streets.
Laughter comes as in
Where they prank each other,
Which is apart from 
Their daily routine.
Unexpected gifts and helps
Are one of their hopes,
With their greatest hope,
Having a normal life.
Something small, not
Big, is required to earn 
A happy face on them,
To remember a life-time.
Learning lessons like
Not to steal doesn't imply
On them, as they rely
For food in that manner.
Abuse of drugs, is 
Something they never 
Opted for, but they
Are forced to.
From small crimes 
To big ones, they are
Grown, with no one
To show the right way.
Differences can be made
Anywhere and anytime.
Without regrets and
A hesitated mind, 
A leading hand to growth
Is something we lack.
For serving them
Is serving Himself,
Which is based on 
How far you've learnt.
This poem won in Instagram Weekly Contest held by @delhipoetryslam on the theme 'Street Kids'


  • Beautifully expressed

    Rashmi Buragohain
  • Wonderfully penned poem with a much needed message.

    Shiney E. Miracula

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