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TheSilent Loudness


Do Not Smile At Me


Don't smile at me your smiles don't carry wait
I haven't the time to be nice nor patient
Though it is what I believe and to which I swear
It is not the badge I choose to wear
It is not the place to which I'm near
Happiness is not my chosen place

Submitted: Friday, September 27, 2013
Edited: Saturday, September 28, 2013

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The title was actually told to me by a person of power, take it as you will. The poem does not describe my feelings from the phrase, but those of the speaker

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