When a Baby Smiles: A Poem by Viji Narayan

In that closed room called life
Hark! you hear the juggling sound
Of a bunch of keys-
Oh it is called a smile on this earth!,
Which opens the door
To a zephyr and sunlight!.

I knew only about those bunch of keys
One day I learned there was a
Secret passcode
That opened the door
To a land where you
Get sprinkled with sweet-smelling perfumes,
Along with tons of
Petals of roses and jasmine
Transporting you to a paradise,
Never heard, seen or felt before-
That was the day my baby smiled at me
For the first time!