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Today I was asked to smile,
I chose not to.
I have nothing to smile about,
And no one to smile for,
No good could come of it.
I chose not to smile.

Today I was told to smile,
I refused.
I would go against anyone,
If it meant not going against myself.
I have nothing to smile about,
And no one to smile for.
What good could come of it?
I refused to smile.

Today I was forced to smile,
I’m losing the battle.
Under threat of social exile,
I beamed out at the world,
And the world beamed back at me.
Everyone looked so happy,
I have never felt so sick,
But the war rages on.

Today I wanted to smile.
Everything seemed much brighter,
I wanted to beam out at the world,
A sincere grin in a sea of lies.
I now have something the smile about.
I’ve found people worth smiling for.

Today I wanted to smile,
And I couldn’t.

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