The Smile I'm Faking


Could anyone see the smile I’m faking?

Inside of me I’m constantly shaking

And people say they know me well

But couldn’t see through my darkest shell


I hid behind this wall long ago

And no one knew; my sadness was unknown

I was left living through this anguish alone

Lost in the deepest darkness of despair


The walls and the ceiling was my friend

Alone I wipe this lonesome tears

For many centuries

For many years


My body trembles, my heart is aching

My feeling so numb I could not strive

But continue to pretend

To put on that smile


I guess my pretense was too real

And no one could see what I really feel

I fool my friends, I fool my parent

I fool all people...but I can’t fool me

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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I like this, chanroth. Voted up, beautiful, interesting. I can feel the pain and emptiness, and the pictures go along beautifully with it.


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Wonderful poem. Excellent presentation. I love it. Voted UP.

Best Wishes,

Kamalesh


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi victoria and kamalesh, thank you so much! :)


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jfay2011 5 years ago

very lovely poem. I also love your picture


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Thank you jfay! Best wishes and luck!

Chanroth


Derdriu 5 years ago

Chanroth: What a poetic triumph of concise expression, hypnotic musicality and ironic sentiments!

Thank you for sharing your creative genius, voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi Derdriu, thank you very much for a valuable comment. Many blessing.

Chanroth

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