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

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Smile

Reaching forward, pulled in reverse
Tentacles of, depressions curse

Smiles on the outside, are not real
Hiding the true way, that I feel

Illusional reality
That I hope will soon set me free

It's not my goal that I pretend
I'm trying to make this sadness end

Smiles given, meant to protect you
I don't want you, to see me blue

I wade through the muck for a while
My best protection is this smile

If I let it, this smile may lift
Outer image, inner mood shift

Dedicated to anyone who is going through a season of sadness.
It does not have to be a permanent condition. Help is available.

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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 8:07:00 PM

    Really a great thoughts Rick, many people hide their sadness behind their fully smile :) - hug, yanny

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 10:28:00 AM

    It is true ........ outstanding thoughts Richard. - oxox// Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/30/2013 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne-Lise.
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 9:58:00 AM

    Very hopeful message.A smiile can do wonders

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/30/2013 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 6:58:00 PM

    This is very thoughtful of you Richard. Countless numbers of us are affected by depression and I too believe that "attitude" makes a huge difference... smiles beget smiles! Great job! Always, Annalise

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/29/2013 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Annalise, I appreciate your encouraging words
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 6:33:00 PM

    Nice write Richard...I know these words all to well. :o)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/29/2013 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is sad that so many people do and safer in silence. The world needs more men like you who are not afraid to share how they are feeling.
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 2:02:00 PM

    A message of truth Richard. Life changes routinely, days of bad and many that are good. Great poem. Warm Smiles Always, Connie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/29/2013 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Connie.
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 2:02:00 PM

    Richard...another amazing write. I suffer from depression and it is often very hard to have the courage to smile. You expressed how I often feel. People don't understand the difference between having a bad day and real depression...thanks for sharing. I'm one of those who needs the poem!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/29/2013 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There certainly is a significant difference. Thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 12:53:00 PM

    Very nice Richard; A smile can always hide how you really feel inside. My daughter - always has a smile on her face eventhough, she might have all the problems in the world. No one ever knows. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:14:00 AM

    Nicely done!!!! Can you please read my poem thanks

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:06:00 AM

    Keep smiling Richard, nothing is as bad as we imagine it to be, love Elizabeth

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 10:59:00 AM

    Nicely done!!!! Can you please read my poem thanks

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 9:21:00 AM

    ..so heartfelt my dear Poet Richard..thanks for sharing :) have your lovely day <3 Sk

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/29/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much