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I Hide Behind A Mask Of Smiles, No One See Beneath The Surface

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    I hope you like this poem I made its called A

    Wall That Surrounds My Heart You know the girl who smiles With the brightest one of all? You may think you know her, But that's not it at all. She hides behind the mirror, So fragile and clear, She shows you what you want to see, Even when in constant fear. She then puts on a...
    RavenNightwing RavenNightwing 18-21, F Apr 5, 2015

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    Thing Is Though...

    It's a lot easier when no one around you cares enough to try and dig deeper.Let's face it. No matter how good we may be at faking it if someone really tried. Really wanted to get underneath our skins, they could do it.
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F Dec 2, 2012

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    Smile's With No Sound

    My Smiles are draining all my energy, I feel so week, I bottle EVERYTHING up inside of me. I love seeing people Smile it's the key to make people believe your happy. But he's making me feel so weak! We been dating for two weeks... He makes me think the bottling everything up just...
    Karma777 Karma777 16-17, F Apr 29, 2012

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    Every Morning I Wake Up And Put On My Mask.

    I'm not sure if anyone really knows who I really am. People comment on how bright my smile is or how I'm always "happy". My boyfriend says I am the happiest person he knows. Behind my smile I hide this darkness I've carried around with me for a very long time. I live in this...
    BlackLilly BlackLilly 22-25, F Aug 3, 2011

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    So often it can be so much easier just to fake

    a smile and internalise the struggles instead of having to explain everything to people who may or may not understand. It's even harder when I don't even know what's going on in my head some days.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 31-35, M Apr 9, 2015

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    No One Knows I Cry Inside

    No one knows that lately, i can't go through a single day without shedding a few tears. In my case, there are several reasons that i might cry, some not so important, but to me, they can totally ruin my day. This has all started ever since i lost contact with my crush. Ever since...
    lily200klt lily200klt 18-21 May 20, 2013

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    I Don't Let Anyone See...

    I don't let anyone see beyond the fake smile, and the stupid laugh. I did a long time ago, I didn't care, but now, I have been hurt too bad, and have been attacked for saying and showing how i truly feel, so I'm done, I no longer share with the world, with my friends, the pain...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 24, 2010

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    I Am In Love With Someone Who Doesn't Love Me Back

    I love someone so much who doesn't love me back and I can hardly live with it
    cincityskyles cincityskyles 41-45 Nov 25, 2010

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    What They Think

    My family and my friends believe that i am this happy girl that nothing can get me down but its lies,everyday i feel like i am in pain that all i want to do is run and hide. The laughing go lucky girl is slowing running thin. I don't think I can make one more happy smile. My...
    Darkness96 Darkness96 13-15, F Mar 7, 2012

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    Why I Push Things Away?

    Once there was a little girl, She was always happy and free. Then something she loved broke her, She felt no longer free, It might have tooken her years to push it away, But she has to live with all those memories. She doesn't want anyone's sympathy, She's happy with who she is...
    Karma777 Karma777 16-17, F Apr 17, 2012

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    But I Wish You Could

    I never, ever created my mask of smiles. I never wanted that, as much as it has helped repair some things that were broken, when I was broken and open... not faking my smiles, I never wanted to play this game of happiness pretend. It's all so fake, and I feel like a clown...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2010

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    Everyone knows this person A person with the

    prettiest smile ever A smile to seem stuck on their face forever A person they think they know inside and out A person that has people believe they are always happy These people are hidden in the dark This pretty smile is just a mask they put up until they are safe Safe and...
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 16-17, F Apr 6, 2015

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    My Tears Warm My Heart

    Fake smiles And fake laughter Fake giggles And fake happiness When can i stop trying to fool myself? I am broken deep inside I need forever to heal Sometimes i feel happy But am i really happy? Only tears can warm my weeping heart
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 22-25, F Mar 11, 2011

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    My Crush And I Drifted Apart

    So, this is the story of me and my crush! It's weird, but this really all started with my math teacher... yeah. So, btw, my crush's name will be c, and i'll be k. So, now it's may in 2013, but at the beginning of the school year, i don't remember the exact date, maybe around the...
    lily200klt lily200klt 18-21 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    My Beginning Of My Mask

    One day a bunch of kids where bulling me by the time i made it home i was covered in marks my parents wanted to know what happened i said i fell with a big smile on my faces that my parents started to laugh soon after it became who i was. Even to this day i still have my...
    Darkness96 Darkness96 13-15, F Mar 7, 2012

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    Behind The Mask

    As I think how my life is going, I come across a frays in my head. "behind the mask" that is exactly what I am. my definition of it is a girl who may look like she is doing good in her life but when she is on her own it is the complete opposit. someone who fears rejection and...
    cutiev0900 cutiev0900 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    The Pain Is Too Big For Me To Handle.

    I have been burying it all my life. People hide it for different reasons......I hide it from myself. If I ever let it out the flood gates would open and I think it would over whelm me. I would then be so depressed I would not be able to dig myself out of the pit I was in. The...
    onnmyown onnmyown 51-55, F Nov 27, 2011

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    I realllly loves smiles :) they are so attractive and some very sweet. 😊😊😊
    sweeter944 sweeter944 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My brothers feels it, and I'm starting to. The ghost gives us his paranoia at night, so we are scared to sleep alone. He gives my second oldest brother nightmares, he can see the...
    Topsecretness Topsecretness 13-15 1 day ago

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    At times this can be a terribly sad thing, and at others it can also be an amazingly strong, and selfless thing to do. There are things that should be shared and deserve to be...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    As I walk through today, may my senses be enhanced. May my eyes see others the way You have seen, do see and will see me in days to come. May my eyes see past the front people put...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not becuase hide it but rather everyone is in a hurry and either don't see me or pretend they dont see
    richochet96791 richochet96791 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was once sad and lonely, Having nobody to comfort me, So I wore a mask that always smiled; To hide my feelings behind a lie. Before long, I had many friends; With my mask, I was...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I have had a lot of friends through out the years. From school. From work. But none of them have seen the trouble and pain I bear everyday. From the start of a broken marriage to...
    AKent0107 AKent0107 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    For a while there, I used to like to embarrass myself and do spontaneous crazy things, just so I could get a few smiles from strangers. One time I taped toilet paper to my shoe and...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Today I actually looked sad and my sister seemed concerned, but then I just told her I was focusing on my work. I don't think she will understand the lengths I go to to look...
    aquamoongoddess aquamoongoddess 22-25, F a week ago

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    Hi. I need to tell you this because you deserve it. I need you to know that whatever you saw me as a friend wasn't real. It was merely another act that I put on. See everyone who...
    ashlenamya66359 ashlenamya66359 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yes I do, for the sake of my children. I keep a positive attitude and outlook always, I don't dwell or meander in gloom it does no one any good. I like knowing my kids see the...
    Libraladyseeking Libraladyseeking 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i can and will.. only 3 ways you can tell my feelings and you actually have to notice. my feelings are always shown but also very hidden.. i am a contradiction, an oxy-moron if...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35 31-35, F a week ago

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    I told my teacher about my depression being really bad. He made a joke along the lines of "well just stop it", I chuckled and he said "see? you laughed, that's really good". Of...
    terrywill15 terrywill15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Following my , then wife's, adventure s-t-r-i-p-p-i-n-g, as related in my previous story. She did not want to do that again; too big a venue. However, she became a lot more k-i-n-k...
    sdde sdde 66-70, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    After going to school, After cloaking myself with the image of coldness and poise, After going through the motions, So robotic in actions, I come home to throw off the tattered...
    sillysweetgirl9 sillysweetgirl9 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I'm tired of crying alone, and pretending to be happy around everyone. no one ever listens to me about things that are wrong anyways. my mind is the worst place, and it's not good...
    KittenInTheStars KittenInTheStars 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    As someone who's been wearing masks his entire life, I am quite curious how people see me. It's become impossible for me to show the real me in person. And the only person I've...
    Ichki Ichki 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Neither hideous or cute. I do want to see you hideous cuties though!
    bender898989 bender898989 26-30, M Jan 27

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    Every day, I feel more and more like I belong nowhere. My soul is broken up and scattered across the wind, and it is there that I want to chase it. Not at school, not at home...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    what is behind my username? alot of tears, a lot of hard fought nights in the streets hustlin and flowing and alot of failed opportunities. A one accident of fate and a show on tru...
    Cocrispy Cocrispy 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    Treasures are all around. Gems and diamonds in the rough. People have puts some mighty deep stoned walls, which hide their beauty. It hides their uniqueness. People have become...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Jan 26

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    Trying so hard not to make new ones my heart aches </3 this void of lonely emptiness feels like it's going to swallow me whole this incomplete feeling this hole that seems like...
    Daddydomless Daddydomless 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    There's so much to talk about it actually. Because for me it's always have been hard to express what I feel, what I get through of, what I live. It's just hard so I put a smile on...
    darklotus00 darklotus00 26-30, T 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Don't close your eyes and hide, just because you are afraid to fail, open them real wide and be ready for whatever awaits you.
    ReflectivMind ReflectivMind 31-35 Jan 24

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    When I was a kid I learned to fake a smile because a smile can hide all pain. My dad was an alcoholic. He would come home drunk and keep drinking at home. He would fight with my...
    Thelostsoulslasthope Thelostsoulslasthope 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 23