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I remember being happy
My heart soaring to the clouds
Invisible threads tugging the corners of my mouth skyward
Laughter bubbling up my throat and tickling my lips
You could see spirit glinting in my eyes
I used to wear this face for all to see
But people change, crisis occurs, and joy is harder to come by
My heart's been muffled by the pain
Muscles force my lips into grimaces attempting grins
Dry sobs replace laughter
And the only thing shining in my eyes these days are the occasional tears
...I miss happiness

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Jessiperk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 9:11 pm
Great peice, I think I'm running out of adjectives to discribe your writing by now, but you truly are a wonderful poet.
sparkofheart replied...
Jul. 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm
thank you! that means a lot :)
wondering said...
May 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm
I love this one. I really think all your writing is amazing. I completely understand how you feel. keep writing and I hope that something happy will fill your heart again soon.
sparkofheart replied...
May 30, 2010 at 6:21 pm
thanks that means a lot to me :) im definitely gonna check out some stuff that you wrote!
timevampire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm
Your writing is beautiful :)
sparkofheart replied...
May 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm
thank you so much! i'll check out your work too :)
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