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Please, look away. 
I don't want you to worry. 
I don't want you to see beyond my fake, 
I don't want you to see my pain.
Please, look away.  
Don't look too closely at my smile, 
Don't discover my secret, 
Don't see that I'm hiding. 
Turn away before you figure it out. 
Make me laugh cause it's easier.
Please, look away.  
You know I'm not happy, 
Just keep denying it. 
It's easier for everybody this way. 
We always pretend, why stop now?
Tell yourself nothing's wrong. 
Maybe you'll be right. 
Just please look away, 
Don't study my face. 
Don't look too close. 
Let's deny the hurt. 
It doesn't hurt. 
Please, please, I'm begging you, 
Don't look away. 




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Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 11, 2010 at 6:29 pm:
man youre good. I like how you changed your mind at the end. that was my fav, part. 5 stars captain.
 
WriteForLove replied...
May 11, 2010 at 8:19 pm :
Well, thank you very much<3 tHAT MEANS SOOO VERY VERY MUCH TO ME. 
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm :
sure thing captain.
 
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kressbe said...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 4:28 pm:
My English teacher says that some poems have lines that make the poem "worth the price of admission."
Well, your lines, "Tell yourself nothing's wrong.
Maybe you'll be right."
are simply amazing.
I REALLY like this poem, and love that you chose to express the idea with a speaker addressing someone else. Great job! It's really powerful!
 
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DallysGrrl said...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 4:34 pm:
This is soooooooo great!!!! ive been going thru ur stuff that u published and this is 1 of the best and most relateable!!!! awesome awesome!!
 
WriteForLove replied...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm :
Wow thank you so muchh. You're a good writer too. I'll keep reading yours a you post them!
 
DallysGrrl replied...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 7:19 pm :
Thanx!!!! ive submitted another short story and 16 poems so im waiting 4 those 2 get posted. Stick 2 writing!!!! ur good at it!!
 
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