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Fake Smiles - Poem by Background ...

These scars
The ones I hold
On every part of
My body

Invisible to the
Naked eye
For the were
Not caused by
A knife

They were caused
By memories that
Will haunt me
Till the day i die

But even though
The memories hurt
The scars they left
Remind me of my past

And allow me
To continue
To move forward

But no one
Knows how many
Scars I have
Littering my body

For I wear
A fake smile
To hide them
To hide the pain

Some say that
A fake smile
Can hide even
The worst of pains

But a fake smile
Doesn't come without
A price

That fake smile
Can be a great asset
Or it can be a liability

For when something hurts you
You use the smile to mask the pain
And act as if nothings wrong

But those around u
Wont know the pain it causes
And they will think
That you r fine

But thats the farthest
From the truth

For behind that smile
Lies a world of pain

That only a few
Truly understand

And even less
Try to help
With the pain

This world that
Surrounds us
Will always be
Filled with fake smiles
Masking the pain that
We feel

And I will always stand there
Looking at my scars
Which litter my body

And the world
Will never know
The pain that
The fake smiles
Of the world hold

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  • If I say Im lost, Would you come find me? (10/7/2011 8:47:00 PM)

    this is great and over all amazing i truly love this and can completely relate sadly i dont know what exactly you have gone through but i can see passed the mask that your wearing to hind the pain.... i do the same thing daily (Report)Reply

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Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 8, 2011

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