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Plastered Smile

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Plastered Smile

I look back to yesterday's sadness
Marked by tears not allowed to spill
A smile plastered on a perpetual nightmare
Dreaming of how my life should have been

Marked by tears not allowed to spill
Screams from within muffled by salt water
Dreaming of how my life should have been
In the distance my eyes see dry land

Screams from within muffled by salt water
My life preserver tight around my neck
In the distance my eyes see dry land
Expectations beyond this my misery

My life preserver tight around my neck
I must release the straps and swim away
Expectations Beyond this my misery
I struggle to reach freedoms shore

I must release the straps and swim away
My dream is but a few strokes in the distance
I struggle to reach freedoms shore
With each stroke I become much stronger.

My dream is but a few strokes in the distance
Away from a smile plastered on a perpetual nightmare
With each stroke I become much stronger
I look back to yesterday's sadness

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Loved it!...... Mostly because it described a part of me.:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/18/2013 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Asra, I hope you were also a strong swimmer.
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 9:03:00 PM
    7 is a must my sweet friend. here you have discussed a deep human feeling. walking away the false smiles is hard but then you become free from the slavery. you become a Butterfly!

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


    Thanks Manel you are most kind.
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:51:00 AM
    - Words of truth .... beautifully written Richard! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/8/2013 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 10:33:00 PM
    Against the tides, towards the winds. Against the waves, towards the horizons. Embrace the newfound resilience...this was awesome!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 5:14:00 PM
    Rick.....this is so inspiring. Love your encouragement that all of us has the strength to get away from the sadness that plagues us. Thought provoking write.Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/7/2013 6:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia, I know you are a strong person although at times you may not realize it. Thanks for reading and commenting.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 4:45:00 PM
    I wish I could have these kinds of thoughts instead of the ones I have.But reading yours soothes the soul.2 more days.Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/7/2013 6:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The ocean makes me happy, I hope it holds the same magic for you as well.
    Bono Avatar Colleen Bono
    Date: 7/7/2013 6:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    when I go to the ocean I will probably have a different type of PLASTERED SMILE.LOL.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Such a beautiful poem, can so relate to those times of just treding to stay afloat, and a plastered mask to hide behind, and then when you look back you realize you had stregnth, you may have not recognized at the time....beautiful expression in this poem. ty4sharing:0)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/7/2013 6:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cherie, I see you understand. Thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 2:20:00 PM
    Beautiful poetry and poetry form. I guess in reality we must all sink or swim. Excellent portrayal of putting struggles in perspective ...keep on swimming :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/7/2013 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Karen
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 2:16:00 PM
    Beautiful, Richard....Keep swimming. :) Yes...we often plaster smiles because not many can bear the weight of our sorrow. I enjoyed reading this....soup mail

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/7/2013 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fortunately I am a strong swimmer. Thanks for the kind comment