"JUST A SMILE" a poem by Samson Onoja Itodo, a Berlin based poet,playwright and author

Just a smile, it breaks barriers
Like make-up, wear it often
Like a mask, disguise with it
A smile is most often reciprocal
It is infectious
On a first thought, wins you a friend
A smile can be brighter than the sun
A gesture that speaks volume without a sound
A smile costs nothing
A tool that is always handy
Just a harmless smile
It's all you need


This poem was donated by the author early this year to Bahnhof Mission Berlin Zool. Garten, a charity which looks after the homeless.


Samson Onoja Itodo was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and lives in Berlin. He is the mastermind behind Afrobizgermany.