Faces tell tales they say
Is it true or just something that old wives say?
Some have lines etched dark and deep,
Did they laugh a lot or did they weep?
Some eyes are happy, shiny and bright,
While others are like windows, shuttered to keep out the light
Did they see too much you wonder?
Or looked too long for a loved one who wandered
Foreheads that tell of burdens too deep,
Of what they had to give away and what they got to keep
Lips that are sad and don’t smile anymore
For who knows who is a friend and who is a foe?
A nose that once stood strong and proud
Is now hooked and bent and looks to the ground.
Will my face betray all the secrets that my heart once held?
I think I’ll wait and watch for only time will tell.

Published by Mayuri Nidigallu
Tarot Card Reader. Writer. Traveler. Sweet Tooth-er. I write from my heart, edit from my mind and hope that my words will touch your soul.

24 thoughts on “Faces

  1. Very interesting and so well written in verse. Faces, they tell so many tales alright.

  2. Lovely. Faces do tell a thousand stories but silently.

  3. Beautiful… Every face does tell a million tales, we must just learn how to read faces πŸ™‚

  4. I am floored Mayuri. I love reading faces.That’s the only way I make friends

  5. So nicely written. Yes, every face has something to tell to us.

  6. Love everything about the poem from the rhymes to the words πŸ™‚
    Besies, it’s so true!

  7. Very well written !!

  8. You have written this so beautifully… loved your style of expression.
    My face for sure gives away every feeling πŸ™‚

  9. Faces πŸ™‚ its sometimes a mystery..
    On what they portray !!

    Loved this :))

  10. Interesting!
    Beautifully portrayed facial expression.

  11. Spectacular! I loved the varied ideas and significance you’ve used.

  12. Wonderful thoughts!face reading is an art by itself

  13. Wonderfully penned! My face is not my very good friend cause it lets me down all the time, what i feel gets on to my face spontaneously.

  14. Yes! faces tell it all, all you need is just the patience to study..faces…Menaka Bharathi has recently published < http://simpleindianmom.in/simple-indian-moms-focus-freelancer-single-mom-jaibala-rao

  15. It’s such a beautiful and powerful poem penned:)

  16. That is such an interesting tale of faces! Loved it Mayuri!


  17. We all read faces and size up people within minutes after we meet them. Early in life we learn to recognize facial features and expressions as a key to personality types. This is often based on stereotypic patterns and past experience with different types of people. Reality is about patterns that repeat in personal experience, so we can identify behavior.

  18. Like the saying goes….a picture says thousand words…so also a face reveals million words

  19. So many faces, so many emotions captured so well in verse. I think you’re doing full justice to this blog, Mayuri πŸ™‚ Keep writing.

  20. Awesome mayuri..very well written πŸ™‚

  21. Wow, this was beautiful!

    A face is a veneer that hides a lot of emotions. Only the heart would know the truth.

  22. At try as you might, faces do reveal a lot. Secrets that are kept deep within, It just needs those sharp eyes to understand what’s written on the face

  23. Scintillating stuff Mayuri – loved the expressions in this poem! Kudos

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