Be That Smile

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When did God tell you
To leave your troubles at the door
Go away
Come join the devil’s floor

Why did your friends leave?
Said goodbye to the we
To take a different route
“For a whole new me”

When did you start
To hate yourself
And everyone.

When did every place
Become prison
And everyone person
Your jailer

Did You know?
A picture is worth a thousand words
And a smile is worth a million.
Where did yours go?

A petal falls to the ground
A songbird lets out a hymn
Thunder crashes down on you
Oxygen can’t breathe

Don’t grab that blade
Don’t slice your skin
Don’t touch the warm blood
Red like hatred
Red like loathing

The mirror lied
It said you’re ugly
It said your fat
Well the mirror lied
The mirror cracked

Find the glimmer of sunshine
Behind a black cloud
Find that smile
In a frowning crowd

Use your strength
Get out of bed
Use your mind
Use your head

You’re beautiful
Your kind
You’re perfect
And wise

You could be anyone
The cheerleader
The gamer
The player
The nerd

You could be you
Or you could be me
You could be him
Or you could be she

Don’t forget who you see
Or who they might be
Don’t forget the we
Or the me

A shadow lurks behind every smile
And a teardrop creeps behind every laugh
Be that sunshine
Be that smile

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The_Quiet_Girl said...
Oct. 3, 2012 at 11:11 am
This has to be one of the best poems I've ever read. You're an amazing poet. :)
atimm2013 said...
Aug. 4, 2011 at 11:38 pm
i really like this! please go read my lyrics "In God's Eye's". this poem reminded me of it
MyWritingSpeaksForMe said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:31 pm
I love it! Best poem I have ever read(:
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