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A Smile to Hide the Pain

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A Smile to Hide the Pain

A part from my Journal

when i sit at my home with my family
i see they all look the same they act the same
dress the same and think the same 
soon theyll discover that i dont belong

they want me to be plastic like them
but i cant i wont let them take me
my poems have been about depression
heartache and pain ever since i started 
it dont seem to heal the wound
the scars i carry and the pain that bleeds from my soul

i cant really pour out my feelings for you
its hard for you to understand
no one knows me because i wont let them in
i wont let them see the truth behind the person 
that they imagine me to be

the smile everyone wears on a sunday morning is only
a wall they put up to hide there pain
so i tuck it all away and act like im okay
so everyone will see me the way that i see them

Shayla Dendinger

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  1. Date: 12/9/2011 9:55:00 AM
    sad one and heartfelt. Congrats on your win, Shayla.

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 2:45:00 AM
    Congratulations x

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 11:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Michael's "What brought you to poetry" contest Shayla. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 10:29:00 AM
    I hope by placing your pain on the page, you will make room for an awakening. The sun is up there every day. Sometimes it's just behind the clouds. Congratulations

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 9:06:00 AM
    I am sorry that you write in pain. May that change. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 8:10:00 AM
    Your title grabed me... and your words held me tight... congrats btw sometimes the pain hides the smile also....xoxoo Michael