Smiling On The Outside

Smiling On The Outside


I see the light through the window

As I sit alone here in the dark

I’m thinking about how it used to be

And how this is tearing me apart

You left me here all alone

 Trying to hold onto your heart

I should have known it was too good to be true

I should have known right from the start



(I may be smiling on the outside

But inside I softly cry

I’ve looked so deeply into your eyes

How could I not see the lies?

Love doesn’t live in this life anymore

And all I can feel is pain

You said you would be by my side

Through the sunshine and the rain)


Isn’t this how it always ends

A broken heart, and tears on my face

Without you here with me

My life is such a lonely place

I thought when you would reach out for me

And hold me in your arms, that you felt just like I did

That is where we both belonged




I trusted you with everything

The most important things in my life

I believed our love was forever

And I would someday be your wife

How could I be so blind?

To believe everything you would say

You said I was the only one

And you loved me more each day


How could you do this to me?




Sunshyne Ellen Dickerson

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Great words and thanks for sharing.

Take care,


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Such a bitter sweet song of love and loss that hits you in the gut. Beautiful writing.

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WannaB Writer 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

Is there a tune for it? It's funny how the only times I've been able to write poetry is when I was in pain of the romantic variety. When my son died, the pain was much different and I could not write a poem. Maybe that went deeper. I know he didn't choose to leave.

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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Beautiful and with such emotion. God Bless You

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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

This is really beautiful, Sunshyne1975!! I wonder if you put music to it. It is a sad song but I`d love to listen to it with music!

Loved it!

Warmest regards and infinite blessings,


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Nicely done--the sadness of love lost. Thanks for sharing.

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james jenkins jr 6 years ago from deep in thought

Wow. Truly a beautiful song

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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

At least the separation came before they did marry..

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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Very beautiful, thank you for sharing it.Godspeed creativeone59

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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Hi Sunshyne

Betrayal is a hard knock to recover from. Great work.


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Sunshyne1975 6 years ago from California, US Author

Thanks Jayc, love you!

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TattoGuy 6 years ago

I read this in work today and loved it, no way wud I leave you alone in the dark, but hey, you write well my friend !!

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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Most everyone has disappointments on the road to finding true love. There is a learning curve. Nice job with this poem.

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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

This is so sad but beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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Krazy_Teaney 6 years ago

I like the way you changed this one

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Sunshyne1975 6 years ago from California, US Author

Carolina Muscle- Thank you so much for your kind words!

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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I think you captured the essence of love's disappointments very well here! Nice work!

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