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Painted smile

Trying to smile, to not show the signs

Who am I? I’m a clown on the outside

But ah on the inside a frown hidden away

Would anyone notice? Yes they would,

Hold back, don’t do it.


Don’t frown,

Show them you are stronger than they think you are

You’ll look even weaker more worthless and pathetic

 Smile, and reassure them everything’s ok
 Even though its not, nothings ok.

You want to frown, to cry but you don’t

You must be strong, hold back the tears

As you always do, they think you’re always happy,

Keep your reputation, she’s that girl who is always happy

But im not I’m that girl who paints on a smile.


Submitted: April 16, 2009

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wow... abbey that was beyond brilliant... this has to be my fav.. Really strong powerful words potraying 2 different people in one body, hiding how you feel and who you are and staging to be some one elese, Love it.. keep up the good work !

Sat, April 18th, 2009 11:08am


thank-you very much I appreciate every word :)

Sun, April 19th, 2009 5:31am


you have a good grasp on the emotions you are feeling inside.
very nice. thank you for sharing

are you sure you are 12?

Mon, April 20th, 2009 12:29pm


yes i am definate that i am 12 hehe and thank-you very much i really appreciate it and it is me on the picture x

Tue, April 21st, 2009 9:06am

Michael Barney

very well written, painting on a smile reminds me of a line i wrote saying "so i'll smile and pretend everything fine" meaning i hide my true feeling often,..nice poem

Mon, May 4th, 2009 3:51am


i think everyone at one point can feel lke crap but they will smile and put on a show thank-you for your opinion i will shortly be commenting on your poetry,novels or whatever you have x

Tue, May 12th, 2009 12:58pm


Wonderful reflection on what goes on in someone's head. I often feel that way, that I need to smile instead of cry. Thank you for sharing your lovely poem!

Fri, May 29th, 2009 5:58am


thank-you very much i think alot of people feel like this but hide it were not alone you know, appreciate the comment x

Fri, May 29th, 2009 9:37am

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