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Lost Smile

January 10, 2018
By JadedNight BRONZE, Wooster, Ohio
JadedNight BRONZE, Wooster, Ohio
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The girl with her smile

That smile so bright

Has disappeared

Gone into the night


She was here one day

And gone the next

Leaving us wondering

Where she went


In truth, she is here

Lost somewhere inside me

But buried so deep

That she's probably hiding


Perhaps one day

She'll return once again

But we have quite a while

To wait until then

The author's comments:

This poem is very emotional to me.  It's based on a talk I had with my dad.  After I had a breakdown one night, I was up in my room alone.  My dad came in and sat down next to me on the bed.  After a little while, he began to speak.  After all this time, the words he spoke are forever embedded in my mind.  Where is the little girl who always had a smile on her face?  The little girl who was always laughing, always playing, with a carefree spirit?  Where is she?  And my answer?  She's gone.  Years have passed, and I'm learning how to smile again.  But I'll never forget that night.  The night that inspired my love of poetry.  This is my first poem.

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