I Smile, I Cry

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
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Submitted: January 19, 2009

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It's taken so much of my strength,

Sucking me dry to keep the smile on my face,

And I fear that the next time,

I smile, I shall cry.

I am hollowed out so well by everything,

Because I make myself immune to hurt,

So much that I cannot even feel happiness,

So when I smile, I could cry.

Now I smile at this bitter design of mine,

And though I try to fix myself,

It is like trying to redesign the whole world,

Because my strength is gone,

Because I have tried so hard to make sure,

That when I smile, I shan't cry.

Of course you know now,

Why I do what I do,

And why I am so wasted,

A shell of who I once was before;

Now you see me as me,

And watch that as emotion floods my face,

I smile, I cry.


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