Unique Creatures

Human beings are unique
But only a few
possess that characteristics of uniqueness

I watched the trees for so long
It moved, it grew, it reproduced
But it could not smile

I watched the chicken for so long
It moved, it grew, it reproduced
But it could not smile

I watched and watched and watched
And I smiled
I smiled, I can smile and I will keep smiling.

A smile is a virtue, not all persons smile
If I had just a second to live in this world
I would die smiling

Even if I am tortured and beaten
I would smile while crying.
All those that are happy always smile, but not all those that smile are happy

Smile consolidates in times of distress
Smile represents the happiness and largeness of the heart
In your office, your boss slaps you
Keep a smile
In your school, your friends insult you
Keep a smile

If you miss a smile just for a second you can never get it again
It is gone
Like smoke escaping into the thin air
It is gone
Like a cube of ice thrown into the ocean
It is gone

We live in a wicked world, an ugly age
And all we can do to consolidate ourselves is to smile
Smile, Give a smile

Your smile might be the only reason for others to smile
In this life lies the episodes of discoveries and in every episode, there is a smile
The purest of all smiles is the smile of an innocent baby
Just like an innocent baby;


Prisca Onyinye Nwokorie is a  Roman Catholic Nun. She belongs to the religious order of “Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre” in Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Bari where she obtained her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in “Information and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and “Computer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on “E-learning for Developing Countries”.

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