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Hide Behind A Smile

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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Comments (9)

And there are those who expect to see a smile for better reasons. Nice and sensitive write.
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
I really love this, it's so honest and who amongst us has not felt this way.A great write.Love Duncan
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.
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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