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That Smile

September 6, 2009
By TurtleWriter27 SILVER, Springfield, Pennsylvania
TurtleWriter27 SILVER, Springfield, Pennsylvania
5 articles 1 photo 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar."
— Stephen King

I know that smile
The one I’ve seen so many times before
Wondering if the world is worthwhile
That says you can’t do this anymore

The ever thinning scarlet veil
Between you and reality
Hiding your gruesome tale
With a false sense of normality

The one that conceals the hurt
That piercing pain of trampled dreams
Crushed, broken, and left in the dirt
As your soul begins to tear at the seams

I know that smile
The one I’ve worn so many times before
Wondering if my world is worthwhile
That says I can’t do this anymore

The author's comments:
This a poem I wrote about a friend. I won't tell you what it's about because everybody should have their own interpretation of it.

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This article has 9 comments.

on Nov. 4 2012 at 8:38 am
PrincessSparkleStar BRONZE, Michigan
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This was beautiful!! KEEP IT UP!!! :) Please would you also check out and rate my poem?

zone7294 GOLD said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 6:32 pm
zone7294 GOLD, Newport News, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
If im good for nothing, then your bad for everything

I really love this poeem it's really deep

Erin M. said...
on Oct. 5 2011 at 3:14 pm
awsome job! realy good work and excellent writing :) love it!

Emmazing GOLD said...
on Sep. 13 2011 at 2:03 pm
Emmazing GOLD, Alexandria, Virginia
18 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm simply complicated.

I really like this :)

on May. 26 2011 at 2:34 pm
mscrotts BRONZE, Urbandale, Iowa
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"women who behave are not easily remembered"

I like this!!! "the ever thinning scarlet vail"! thats my favorite part.

on Dec. 23 2010 at 10:13 am
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

ooh very good! I love how the beginning and end are connected like that.

on Jan. 22 2010 at 7:58 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This is really great. I interpreted this piece this way: a girl who's been hurt, whose whole world has just fallen apart...

on Sep. 20 2009 at 3:46 pm
emilyeve BRONZE, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
exceltent. love it.

on Sep. 18 2009 at 12:21 pm
HeavenCooley GOLD, Stillwater, Oklahoma
15 articles 0 photos 119 comments
very good...