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Her Serene Smile

Updated on March 29, 2011

She didn’t recognize the old woman starring at her

She thought she might of been someone she

Knew from her past

Everywhere she went the old lady was there

A serene smiled pasted on her old and wrinkled face

She often saw this old woman standing behind her when she

Looked in a mirror or a window on the street

When she’d turn around she found herself alone

Shrug her shoulders and move on

She didn’t stop to question this lady and she

Had no intention of seeking her out

It wasn’t her business if the old woman

Came and went but found it odd she

Never spoke a word, only wore that serene smile

Often times she would sit and watch

The evening news, in between commercials

Her mind would wonder off in a thousand directions

Of reflections

On one particular evening as her mind was traveling

On its own adventure, the picture of an old

Woman appeared on the TV screen

She sat up to get a better look

There it was that same serene smile

She’d recognize it any where

Faded eyes and wrinkled skin hair

Color of pure white silk

And the caption read the old lady

Was found dead two months ago and her name

Was ………….


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    • The black mist profile image

      The black mist 6 years ago from united states

      omg what was her name

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      Clever! Enjoyed it very much.

    • neeleshkulkarni profile image

      neeleshkulkarni 6 years ago from new delhi

      amazing twist in the end.left the mind on the hub after it was read.

    • A.A. Zavala profile image

      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      Very good, I was hooked. Thank you for sharing.

    • miss_jkim profile image

      miss_jkim 6 years ago

      Interesting. . . just when you think you know who it is, you threw in a curve. Nice.

    • No_Clue profile image

      No_Clue 6 years ago

      a very mysterious and captivating read here!