My Smile

September 8, 2012
By JiteOvien SILVER, FORT WORTH, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
\"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.\"
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hadn’t seen him since late May last year
She sat me down and she was quick and terse
A phone call from him was quite extremely rare
Before he came, I learned of the divorce

He thought my birthday was on the twenty-sixth
My birthday was on the twenty-first
He thought that I could easily be fixed
I tried to be strong, but I boiled up and burst

When it’s just me I can’t help but to cry
Then I met someone, the best of my best friends
My laughter, my smile, my joy, is all a lie
He was so sweet, completely genuine

Recently he became more than a friend
He’s the reason I’d smile ever again

The author's comments:
This piece was inspired solely by my parents' divorce. My father hasn't been involved in my life for the past 5 years. And it was tough but i had good friends and a good boyfriend (at the time).

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