Ivy Christou


Hide Behind A Smile - Poem by Ivy Christou

My friend,
Let me hide behind a smile,
Even if you know the truth.
Yes,
I know,
My eyes can’t lie
But I owe it to myself
To fool you all,
To fool me.
I want to hide behind a smile
So that you,
Who love me,
Don’t sense my pain,
Because you will feel it too.
I want to hide behind a smile,
So that you,
Who don’t care about me,
Don’t see me down
Before I have the chance to get up.
I must hide behind a smile,
So that you,
Who hate me,
Don’t feel proud
For what you have done..


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  • Georgios Venetopoulos (1/22/2013 3:44:00 AM)

    And there are those who expect to see a smile for better reasons. Nice and sensitive write. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/23/2006 4:18:00 PM)

    Excellent title. I wouldn't change a word.Ivy. Simplicity is definately what you have going for you here.When your readers applaud, you know the poem has connected.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra
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  • (3/24/2006 1:50:00 PM)

    I really love this, it's so honest and who amongst us has not felt this way.A great write.Love Duncan (Report)Reply

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  • (10/6/2005 8:04:00 AM)

    Yes, all of your 3 examples of people from whom you'd hide ring true. I've hidden, the 1st example you cite is the one I remember most. As Thomas comments below, I think most of us can relate to this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/11/2005 9:56:00 PM)

    This is something which I feel most of the time.But I could not put it in writing like you clearly taking a pic of my mind. Really great Ivy
    regards
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  • (6/17/2005 10:14:00 PM)

    Excellent!

    Amicalement votre
    Ronberge
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  • (3/18/2005 4:30:00 PM)

    Another great poem, Ivy. Well done.

    Warm regards,
    John
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  • (3/17/2005 8:33:00 AM)

    we all hide there sometime, you are a fantastic poet, I don't say that often but you really are. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/7/2005 5:14:00 AM)

    Nicely put together, Ivy. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 7, 2005



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