That Smile

September 6, 2009
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I know that smile
The one I’ve seen so many times before
Wondering if the world is worthwhile
That says you can’t do this anymore

The ever thinning scarlet veil
Between you and reality
Hiding your gruesome tale
With a false sense of normality

The one that conceals the hurt
That piercing pain of trampled dreams
Crushed, broken, and left in the dirt
As your soul begins to tear at the seams

I know that smile
The one I’ve worn so many times before
Wondering if my world is worthwhile
That says I can’t do this anymore

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PrincessSparkleStar said...
Nov. 4, 2012 at 8:38 am
This was beautiful!! KEEP IT UP!!! :) Please would you also check out and rate my poem?
zone7494 said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm
I really love this poeem it's really deep
Erin M. said...
Oct. 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm
awsome job! realy good work and excellent writing :) love it!
Emmazing said...
Sept. 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm
I really like this :)
mscrotts said...
May 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm
I like this!!! "the ever thinning scarlet vail"! thats my favorite part.
SpringRayyn said...
Dec. 23, 2010 at 10:13 am
ooh very good! I love how the beginning and end are connected like that.
ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm
This is really great. I interpreted this piece this way: a girl who's been hurt, whose whole world has just fallen apart...
heaven said...
Sept. 18, 2009 at 12:21 pm
very good...
emilyeve replied...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 3:46 pm
exceltent. love it.
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