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Tears and a Smile

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Tears and a Smile

And if a tear should come and if that tear should fall?
What would you have me do I was raised to stand tall.
My decieving smile, my incrypt secret, my unknown disguise
to cover the hate I refuse to acknowledge, the anger I despise.
It's not a lie, not a betrayal, and not a deception,
but it's how I've always lived, it's my way of protection.
Rarely does a tear ever come and more rarely does it fall,
but what would you have me do because with a smile I don't feel so small.
My decieving smile, my incrypted lies, my perfect disguise
to conceal all the pain and hide the tears I can't keep from my eyes.
It's not a lie nor is it a betrayal and it's not a deception,
it's my life, it's my wall, it's my shield of protection.
But if a tear should come and if that tear should fall,
what would you do if suddenly down came my once strong wall?



*My boyfriend heard I started to cry cause I was so mad at my dad and he wrote a poem 
that basically said I don't want to see your smile if it's not what's on the inside. I'd rather see
 your wrath than see your pretend smile and if you could promise me anything promise you 
won't let another tear fall...in response I wrote this.

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  1. Date: 5/5/2010 4:51:00 PM
    Pt#2, But my question to you is how will anyone ever know if you are hurting if you don't share your tears with someone who will understand that can give you the support when you are having those kinds of feelings, Ty for sharing this poem. I am sure many people can relate to this poem of yours as much as I have today.Dean

  1. Date: 5/5/2010 4:49:00 PM
    Part # 1, Destiny it is okay to cry believe me I am a grown man and I have cried and some times it helps to break down that wall and let it all flow because it will make you feel better after awhile, and sure you can fake your smile so no one can see how bad you are hurting

  1. Date: 5/5/2010 5:12:00 AM
    Wow, Destiny! Guess there are many people who use smiles and happy greetings as defense mechanisms. Awesome poem. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/4/2010 8:20:00 PM
    A great write Destiny. All of your work is that I've read so far. Sorry that I don't comment on every one I read. I just get so engrossed reading the work of others that I often forget to comment. Just want you to know that I appreciate the comments you send my way and that I do acknowledge and read your work. You are truly brilliant. theKidster, Billy

  1. Date: 5/4/2010 3:35:00 PM
    Feel with your emotions, Destiny! Hopefully your boy friend will understand sometimes!..Well written!..And thanks for your comment...Love, Gert

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 8:01:00 AM
    Sounds like your boyfriend doesn't understand that emotions can be bottled up because of upbringing. I hope he reads your poem with the emotion you bring to it.

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 5:24:00 PM
    Beautifully real. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 4:33:00 AM
    Wow there is much sensible emotion here, I don't know how i would feel if my mom were ever to write something like that, I would indeed be hurt, .... we all have our shield I've always worn my fake smile, it's weird how people wouldn't even understand there's just some insecurity about me. Much love, Royal

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 9:50:00 PM
    Don't hold it in. Great job.

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 6:55:00 PM
    Very well expressed. Excellent poem. I have some experience with people who hold in their emotions - especially sadness and grief - using a strong wall as a coping mechanism. Just a cautionary note for you is all. And did I mention it's a great poem? Tony

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 5:50:00 PM
    Women cry and they live longer one good point for tears. Great theme for your poem..Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 7:19:00 PM
    Thanks for your commenting, I see your guy is a lot of help for you. Cool, catch you later(B.boy)

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 7:18:00 PM
    yeah...but it was really sweet when I sent him this earlier he said I would be the new wall...and it was just really sweet...anyways I hope you enjoyed reading it. Love, Destiny

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 6:33:00 PM
    Wow. Beautiful and powerful. So many people, I think, struggle with this dichotamy. And, putting it so beautifully in words is probably a defense mechanism as well. Great job.

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 5:53:00 PM
    Quite intense Destiny and very deep .. borders on brilliant ... your poetry is exquisite and always an adventure to read.. luv.. "Sweetheart" of P.S. Linda-Marie..