The Life Beneath a Smile

August 18, 2010
By GodsPotential012 GOLD, Jonesboro, Georgia
GodsPotential012 GOLD, Jonesboro, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Appearing to have it all together, to everyone but myself,
for I was the one searching for a peace not contained within thy self. 
So many things I stored inside
pain, tears, and heartache less and less easier to hide.
It's amazing how many never really knew 
only me, myself, and God understood what all I'd been through.
Obtained comfort in being any and everybody's hero 
not realizing that such comfort drained me well below zero.
Never taught that I didn't have to bear it all on my own
an epiphany way late, for the bad habit had been sown.
Open wounds hidden beneath the exterior
continuing to ache and make me feel inferior. 
Through trials seeming to have no tribulation,
God was my doctor with a prescription lacking expiration. 
The life beneath a smile can harbor so much pain,
but with God, you learn that true joy comes even when it rains. 

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