She Smiles Though She is Dying Inside (poem)

Resilient Beauty (A poem)

I´ve spoken before of a resilient beauty,

A woman,

Who won´t let life´s problems destroy her,

She smiles while she´s dying inside.

Her picturesque stature brings second glances,

She lights up a room as she enters,

And forces such laughter that rings out oér others,

Filling the room with her joy.

Yet, I know the truth of her ´natural laughter´´,

She´s smiling while dying inside.

Her love knows no boundaries, giving to all,

A gentle,empathetic nature.

No-one must know the truth of her heart,

No-one must guess how her soul´s torn apart,

She´s smiling, while dying inside.

.............................................................

Life is a fairground of thrills and excitements,

With disappointments along with the rides.

This beautiful woman lives life to the full,

But she´s smiling while dying inside.

Oh! Beautiful woman, so kind and so generous,

You´re allowed to be human , you know.

You don´t have to always keep the ´stiff upper lip´

Brave face,.. best foot forward,...let´s go....

Emotional death need not be final.

A reurrection of joy can be found.

A soul and a heart can learn to recover.....

Let someone in...let someone know you...

Don´t waste your life pretending for others,

You have wings. You can soar.... You can glide....

You´ll do it, for sure, though I know for the moment,

You´re smiling, while dying inside.

 

reilient beauty

calm, resilent beauty
calm, resilent beauty

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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Hi Dim - that's so sad and sweet. Not too many people smile when something awful is happening to them but the ones who do - sometimes we tend to forget that they need a shoulder too. Thank you for reminding us that we need to look beyond the smile.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Good to hear from you Shalini. Thanks for the comment.


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

I've enjoyed this poem and am glad you posted it.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you, Patty. Take care


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Surabhi Kaura 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Dim,

"She smiles though she's dying inside", what a sentence! yes.. very heart touching. It is absolutely veritable, when a deep sorrow exists in a person, that person involuntarily smiles while feeling the pain inside. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading it.


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singlmomat52 6 years ago

Oh Dim, how very beautiful. That descibed me 1 year ago. I am flying now and it is wonderful!!! Thank you for this awesome poem. You are Tops!!!

Welcome back!!! : ) xxx


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you so much, Surabhi,. I´m happy that you enjoyed it.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello there singlmomat52.!!!!

Glad to be back. Also great to know that you are now flying. Lovely to hear from you. Take care. x


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

This is so trues of so many people ! Loved it ! Cheers ! :)


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bayareagreatthing 6 years ago from Bay Area California

Beautiful and wise all at the same time. I love your poetry Dim.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Tantrum. I´m honoured that you loved it.!!!

Cheers! x


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi! baygrtthing..... Don´t think I´ve ever been described as ´wise´before. I like it, since I normally see myself as a complete nutcase. Thank you very much. Take care.x


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Yo Dim! It is so pretty. It transcends a few existences! And- she's bearing up and giving a great performance! Beautiful! You sure have a gift my Dear!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks Micky. Always cheers me when you stop cycling for a moment to read and comment on my page. Take care x


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receptionist 6 years ago

Nice Hub!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks for stopping by, receptionist.!


DoorMattnomore 6 years ago

YAYYYYYYY!!!!!! Your back, Im so happy to see you. and Im sorry it is with sadness for a loved one. I hope she gets to read this and knows its ok to cry sometimes.

Beautifull writing as always. :)


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hey !!! DoorMattnomore....... What a lovely welcome back. Thank you. x


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

It seem many women really smart in doing this, to keep her feeling inside and give the world her smile even it is not what inside her heart. So sad. Beautiful poem, Dim. Rate it up! :)


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you very much for your encouraging comment.


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

This poem would make great song lyrics, Dim!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Really??? Can you sing?

I´d love to write a song,

but methinks you are ´having me on?´´


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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

I love the sentiment in this poem. It is sometimes easier to smile outside, than to let anyone too close. Thanks for writing this.

Namaste.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Namaste.

Thank you. That was exactly the point.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Beautiful poem, I enjoyed reading it.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

glad you enjoyed it. Take care. x


guest11 2 years ago

This made me cry but beautiful written


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain Author

Sorry to make you cry, but thank you for the compliment.

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