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Below is the poem entitled Sleep which was written by poet Joy Adderton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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How hard it is to smile and 
everything is just right.
Do they see through me?
Do they know my secret?
Smile, laugh, act 
Everyone knows what i am 
they sneer behind my back 
but smile to my face.
I can’t move in regret, 
disgust, vulgarity.
Why do I have to be with 
to earn a living? 
I don’t want live.  
My mind races with bad 
thoughts of myself, 
repeating to me I am bad, 
not right, sick.
I believe this and  know it 
to be true.
Why did God want us to be 
subjected to all this cruelty 
when heaven is just a 
sleep away?
Is it all just a test to which 
I am failing?
Back to smiling.

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  1. Date: 2/11/2010 3:53:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Melody. I also wish you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 2:47:00 PM
    Welcome to the Poetry Soup Family of poets... please continue to share your creative writes with us this delight tonight... enjoyed.. luv.. Linda-Marie "Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup..