Treasure Island

Bless Villena

(12/26/1982 / Philippines)

Smile/Laugh


a smile; a curtain
to hide thoughts
persistent, harmful
nagging thoughts
overwhelming, heavy
all hidden by a smile

a laugh; a mask
to hide pain
deep, self-inflicted
pain so raw
dull and throbbing
yes, masked by a laugh

smile and laugh
everyday
laugh, smile
with hollow eyes
frozen heart
it hurts, and hurts and hurts

Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2008
Edited: Sunday, March 16, 2008

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