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A Cambodian Student Looks at Life in Two Different Worlds


Poem: Behind the Smile

Behind The Smile
Behind the smile,
Behind this happy face,
There seems to lie a deep sadness,
Hidden in your heart,
For you know some days,
The country that once prospered under your rule,
Will lose its light.

Behind the smile, however,
There seems to lie hope,
The hope that there will be days,
When the country will recover,
And transform itself to a new and better one,
And will be as peaceful and prosperous as in your time.


(Picture above:King Jayavarman VII who reigned from 1181 to 1219)

19 Responses to “Poem: Behind the Smile”

  1. # Blogger dara

    wow, good peom A OUN.i do pray that our country won't walk backward again.  

  2. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Your poems are all very touching, but I found this one more attractive than others because it expresses what I feel inside. I hope one day, our country will be as peaceful and prosperous as his time again.

    King Jayavarman VII is the king that I most respect for and pround of, I was very impressed the first time that I learned about him.

    thanks for sharing this.  

  3. # Blogger seserak

    Thanks for your comment!  

  4. # Blogger Sopha

    Great job Seserak! Ur poems r absolutely touching... I wish that one day Cambodia will turn to her used-to-be great civilization again.  

  5. # Blogger pr

    another nice poem seserak.
    write some more buddy.  

  6. # Blogger leakenak

    Very good poem, boy!
    I like this one and i wish one day our country will fully have peace as the time of JaravaramanII.

    Keep writing!  

  7. # Anonymous Beth

    Thanks for sharing! Enjoying your poems!  

  8. # Blogger Wanna

    So meaningful, touching, and talented poet!  

  9. # Blogger seserak

    Thank you all for your comments.  

  10. # Blogger Nikanaki

    That is very nice seserak...The poem is short but clear.  

  11. # Anonymous fanofseserak'sblogy

    seserak that was the most touching peom i ever read..thanks u talented bugger **teary eyes**  

  12. # Blogger A Khmer Villager

    Cambodia will blossom once more after due time. Thanks for such loving and patriotic poem.

    Is there a site where I can learn how to write Khmer Poetry?  

  13. # Blogger seserak

    Hi Khmer Liberty,

    Thanks for dropping by at my site.

    Khmerbusiness.com has the book-How to write Khmer poetry- that you're looking for. The book's title is "Meh Karp", written by Mr. Ieng Sai.

    Check it out!  

  14. # Blogger CAMBODIA

    Seserak like the poem (behind the smile) I got one 4 u

    CAMBODIA

    DAMN THAT COUNTRY!
    THAT CAMBODIA COUNTRY!
    WHAT IS IT!
    DAMN WHAT IS IT!
    CAN YOU TELL WHAT IT IS!

    IT’S GREEN GRASS,
    BRIGHT BLUE SKY AND
    YELLOW RED TREES!

    CAMBODIA!
    A COUNTRY
    OF DISTRUCTION,
    RUIN,
    SADNESS
    AND UNKNOWN HAPPINESS!

    O’ BUT ONE DAY,
    IT WILL RISE!
    RISE AND RISE!
    ABOVE IT ALL!

    WHAT OR WHO IS CAMBODIA!

    DAMN, WHO OR WHAT IS IT!

    IT IS I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JAIJJD LOVE (aka CAMBODIA)  

  15. # Blogger seserak

    Hi JAIJJD,

    That's a very touching poem!

    Thanks for sharing.  

  16. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Asia is very proud of Cambodia because Cambodia has Angkor Wat that is wellknown in the world


    Korean Student  

  17. # Anonymous ឈរ រ៉ាណ

    Behind the smile is a very good poem

    I like it  

  18. # Anonymous Anonymous

    wow,that wonderful,majestic,heroic,thoughtful
    well done,undecivable,awsome poem you wrote it realy made me say WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

  19. # Blogger KillStyle

    my life is like a broken wings,
    i can’t fly i can’t hide,
    the only thing i can do is cry.
    no one understand,
    no one cares,
    no one love,
    and no one shares.
    i am lost,
    and i am scared.
    i’m emotional,
    and i’m distress,
    and there’s no place i can stay.
    i’m hiding from the true,
    i’m runing from the lies,
    and i’ll die no one knows.
    i don’t show my feeing,
    i don’t show my tears,
    and i won’t tell that you’re my fear.
    the angel exit in my dream,
    and told me to forget about everything.
    i don’t know why i’m feeling like this,
    can anymore answer this?  

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