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Behind it all

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Behind it all

What I feel inside is something I usually hide
No one sees the tears behind my smile,
the sadness behind the jokes
or the pain behind my eyes

What I think about is for me to know
and for everyone else, just a question
I don't show emotions, so everyone thinks  I'm fine
Even though there's so much more then the happy girl

On the outside, everything is fine
But once you look inside...
You'll see where the pain comes from
But you won't be able to tell, behind my angel smile 

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  1. Date: 12/21/2011 2:41:00 PM
    This i can really appreciate, since i moved to Belgium i have seen dualities in people coz many want to keep up appearance and be cool with those around them- great write. xxx

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 9:41:00 PM
    Well poetry is the best way to tell how you truly feel behind that smile. thats why poems and songs are written- JH

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 10:19:00 AM
    Boy can I relate to this. This was me in high school. No one even knew what I was battling inside...what happened once I got home. School was my refuge...and I hid everything with a smile. Oh the masks we wear...check out my poem I wrote when I was 14 (i think). It's called, "What's in a name".

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 5:42:00 AM
    really good. i love poetry where you can feel the emotion. carry on writing weve all got our storys to tell. good luck and god bless x dean

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 5:09:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Laura. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol