Behind each smile there lies a motive
why those teeth are showing;
Some like Scarecrow Jake don’t have much choice
Their smiles are always showing;
But the ones that irritate me most
are those pasted on fake smiles glowing.
Shown at parties by every host
All the while they’re knowing…
they have to pretend to welcome you
with their big fake smile showing.
“Oh, do come in,” they say
with smiles from ear to ear.
Then they talk when you can’t hear
…after you walk away.
For me, I like them genuine
A smile that is believable;
One you can trust every time
and they never will deceive you.
Photo: Phil Roth
Today at d’Verse, Lisa asked us to write a poem about a human trait that irritates us. I chose a fake smile. Join us at: https://dversepoets.com