January 23, 2014
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My plaster smile stretches too far;
Can you see
The emotions
I keep hidden behind?
My eyes are covered with a hazy film of happiness,
But can you find the hurt
I bury beneath?
I remain where I am,
But can you sense the overwhelming
Bottled up inside?
I feel broken, scattered;
Can you figure out a way
To piece me back together?

Don’t blame yourself;
I’ll only further join the masquerade.
Don’t worry about me,
Because you know then I’ll only pull
My plaster smile
Over my frown.

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fallenoutofgrace said...
Feb. 3, 2014 at 9:31 am
Holy cow!! This is really really good I love your flow and how its about a mask hiding your emotion its just sheer omazement :D your gonna go so far girly
TaylorBreanne said...
Jan. 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm
I really enjoyed reading this! I love the way the poem seems to just "flow"- it doesnt seem like you're trying to force anything. Great job and thanks for the comments on mine! :)
Hanban12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 31, 2014 at 6:43 pm
Thanks, and it was my pleasure! You're a great writer :)
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