Mona Lisa’s Smile

Posted: March 7, 2017 in Poetry
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© MSK 3-7-2017

I’m not sure how many were born

But only a hundred of them have survived.

Hard to recreate, no need to mourn

Yet every once in a while the pages come alive.


The topics and memories unclear

Faces of friends in shadows now far away.

A million smiles hide the occasional tear

Precious experiences to live another day.


More poetic than the lyrics to my favorite song

Still I can only sit by and watch them fade.

As my heart breaks, it leaps once again

Deeper than the day they were made.


 People only live for a short while

Unlike paintings of flowers or Mona Lisa’s Smile.

 How complicated can it really be?

I only wanted you to spend your life with me.


One hundred and one now as I reflect

When language and all my fancy words have failed.

Singing songs rich in harmonies

Thoughts, desires and emotions all too thinly vailed

 People only live for a short while

Unlike paintings of flowers or Mona Lisa’s Smile.

How complicated does it have to be?

I only want you to spend your life with me.

  1. tracihalpin says:

    Hey Mike! I really like your poem, especially the Mona Lisa part. Goo Goo Dolls are doing their summer tour and I got VIP tickets. I get to sit in the 6th row and have a meet and greet! I’m so excited. I keep having imaginary conversations with Johnny in my mind…lol

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    • midimike says:

      Hello! Thanks for the comment. Good to hear you ‘checking in’. Great news on the VIP tickets. I think I saw a quote from him recently about the thousands in the audience singing the lyrics during concerts for their own reasons. Let me know how your conversations go!

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