Behind This Smile

September 23, 2010
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Everyone sees me as a happy person
Always smiling. Always laughing.
I never have time to take a break from being this person.

I'm torn down to the last thread.
I don't know how much more of this I can take.
I want to be who I was.
But I don't know if I can find her.

Who I used to be, wasn't much fun to be around.
She had a happy heart, but her eyes told another story.

She wanted to see the world. To experience it. To embrace it.
She didn't care if she looked foolish while doing something she loved.

She was different. She was special.
There was a certain spark about her.
There was something no one knew.

She wasn't happy being the safe one.
She wanted to stand out. She wanted to be loved by all.

She finally got what she wanted.
Everyone loved being around her.
She made others laugh. She could brighten up anyone's day but her own.

She is everything I wanted to be.
She is everything I am.
We are one.
But I don't know who I am.

Behind this smile lies an untold story.
A story about a girl lost in this world, just trying to find a way out.

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WallflowersCanBePoets,Too said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm
I really love this poem. I've been writing poems that have similar meaning, but none of them really capture...what I'm trying to capture. Great job!
jlw11 replied...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! (:
jlw11 said...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 9:13 am
Thanks. That's the thing, though. You can't give up! Keep trying. I have a friend who is the principal's daughter, a teacher's daughter, and she's involved in everything. I wanted to be her friend because I knew the way everyone else looked at her. I wanted to be her 'go-to' person when she needed someone to talk to. So, don't give up on your friend! Keep letting her know that you're there for her. She'll find you when she's ready to talk. (:
_Snow_ said...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm
I see a lot of stuff written about this. Or maybe that's all just in my mind. It does make perfect sense, just so you know. I have that person as a friend but I just worry when she's being dangerous, lol. I know there's someone behind her smile but I haven't managed to find them yet...
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