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I Smile Even Though I Am Sad

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    gaxle gaxle 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Sometimes all you can do is look in the mirror

    and remind yourself to keep going.. Just another night I get to cry myself to sleep.
    LoveCures09 LoveCures09 22-25, F Sep 14, 2014

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    I'm never happy anymore

    but I smile either way. I smile because I don't want to make people feel the same way . Also I've learned that if you are or act angry around other people they can take that into there personality and you can also make them hate you. I've also learned to show no emotion or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 10

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    I always smile, even

    when I'm sad..even more when I'm sad maybe. A smile makes good people happy, a scowl makes good people sad. If life sucks, if I'm hurting, then I've got more reason than ever to try to make the world around me a better place. Something as simple as a smile begets joy, and once...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    Did you know that the people

    that seems to be very happy are actually the saddest?
    purplehaze78 purplehaze78 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2015

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    I am filled with such sadness at times

    that it is hard for me to breath. There is this lump in my throat. I feel like I could cry for hours about so many things, but then I think of my daughter and how much that would scare and sadden her, so I ignore that urge, but the lump doesn't go away. it's an ever present ache...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2014

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    I'm smiling... That's a lie Inside I'm crying

    but I bear the false I bear everything they throw So? I smile to please them To please me? Not so much The dream that still dares to live in me Is crawling for mercy The "Me" I've been trying to live is fighting for mercy Breathing. Exhaling. Living. Really Living It's not...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F Jun 28, 2015

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    This is stupid and I don't know

    why it's bothering me so much. I have an ex, I'm going to call him C2 because it makes sense. He's always been like a best friend since we broke up 4 years ago. I've helped him in his relationships, he's helped me in mine, he's more helped me. He's always been there, even down...
    leftbehind2011 leftbehind2011 18-21, F Oct 3, 2015

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    I read somewhere that the answer is smiling.

    Smile when you're sad. Smile when you're alone. Smile when you're mad. Smile even if you don't want to. Try it. It makes everything a little bit better. Not a lot, but even little things count. Or maybe you'll just feel a little bit better because you kinda look stupid. Laugh it...
    Ishdee Ishdee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2014

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    "If I were to die how would it be done?

    Would I spend my days in silence, Or splendor's living son? Wear a nice Hawaiian shirt, party down the block, Dance beneath the moonlight with a girl whose gaze I'd lock? Or drink myself to heaven, spend time in a spell, Take revenge on all who made my life a living hell...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F Jul 16, 2015

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    You don't need to know my feelings.

    They're mine to deal with. You say you're sorry, but you can't really do anything about what I am going through. Leave me be and I'll come back around; I always do. Let me deal with my sadness alone. You may be able to see through my fake smile, but I don't want your...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 23, 2015

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    Hello, my name is Laurentiu

    and I'll be 18 next mounth on the 16 of july. My father abandoned me and my mom since my birth, so I grew up without the leading of a father. Since I was very little I observed that people used to avoid me in a way or another. I used to play alone and watch to them how they...
    b16laurentiu b16laurentiu 18-21, M Jun 27, 2015

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    Even when I'm sad I smile.

    I like to think things will get better.
    Frannyj Frannyj 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    To this day I still put on a fake smile on my

    face every single day. Honestly I'm so good at that people can't even tell when I'm happy or sad. Its almost like what one of my friends told me.... The most damaged people are the wisest people The loneliest people are the kindest people The saddest people smile the brights! I...
    Zimry96 Zimry96 18-21, M Dec 26, 2013

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    Real men neither cheat

    nor abuse women
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    Love hurts...it sucks.

    I can sit here and say I don't need it, but that would be a lie. I need Human contact, to be held, someone to tell me everything will be ok. Im not perfect....but who is. I love unconditionally, why is finding the same kind of love so hard....
    addict408 addict408 26-30, F Oct 15, 2015

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    Mostly. Things are getting worse on my end

    as far as family goes. My mother is most definitely talking to other men and referring to my dad (her husband) as her "ex" in text messages. Really breaks my heart. I was always so used to being close to my family, now every time we talk it's like we get into huge arguments, and...
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2015

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    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    I just found out my grandpa almost passed away

    this past week. He's doing better then he was. I have been with him today for most of my day. He's lost so much weight it makes me wanna cry. But I'll be here to see him every day. Spend as much time as I can. While we have time.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    She pulls the brush through her long dark hair.

    ...preparing her self for work...lets a big sigh out and says to her self "Do I have to?" she dreaded the out side world, but she knew she could not hide from it, she had to be in it to survive.....She touches up her face...sharpens those dark eyes up a little more...they are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    like my mom says "smile

    even if your breaking apart inside and hold your head up high never let them see that your sad." im breaking im sad im lonely im tired im done with life but no one cares
    ilovetturtles ilovetturtles 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    claninzx claninzx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    i feel depressed all the time.

    people expect me to be good at everything just because i get good grades and going to Harvard Uni next year but people never ask how i really feel.
    08RoseBlack 08RoseBlack 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 29, 2015

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    I always put on a smile

    and act happy infront of everyone when deep down Im really kinda sad. I just dont want my friends to worry
    Katiedollx Katiedollx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2015

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    I try an get on with things

    as normal. But I miss those Who I love the most. Miss my dead wife, miss my dead mum. Sometime think I'm tired of this. I wanna b with people I love, I'd never kills myself but I feel life is soooooooo long sometimes. Daily grind of getting up. Trying to get some money together...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    Cause I don't want to let the people know

    that I'm weak. I'm so fragile inside but luckily I can fake well with my smile and my humors.
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    I smile through the pain

    while im at school but behind closed doors people dont even know the half
    depressedsinceforever depressedsinceforever 16-17, F Oct 23, 2015

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    Everyone, I love you!

    do not think you are alone!! I will be by your side and hold your hand as we all fight together <3333333
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 22-25, F Aug 12, 2014

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    I just am not the type of person

    who shows my sadness. Because when I do, I feel like I am seek attention and is begging for sympathy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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      So lately I have been feeling out of

    place. Like i do not belong?Anyone else?I fake a smile at school..it weird because before I smile I tell myself "smile like you mean it" and if you know where that lyric is from we may have to be best friends.
    juliebean4 juliebean4 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    I've been doing this

    for as long as I can remember. I find it hard to cry infront of people or talk about my feelings. I fear being judged,ridiculed or misunderstood. The feelings I have are so complicated for anyone to understand. I loathe pity from people. There is difference between feeling...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 2 Responses May 4, 2014

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    Why should I show my real emotions?

    No one cares anyway. All they do is just point and laugh or say I'm just an attention-craving b****. They want me gone and dead. "You're just a fake, b****'' ''You're nothing" "Stop acting you're special." " The day you're gone will be be the happiest day the world have been...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

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    I met this guy online in April.

    He's my best friend now. He was as wrecked as could be. We dated and only broke up last month. T'was me who broke up. He's okay now. Tables are turning. I did so much to make his world better. Now things are looking better for him and things are getting worse for me. He pointed...
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2015

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    it's so sad to know that those people

    who told you they care about you is now ignoring you as if they never knew you. As if you've never been part of their lives. As if you never exist.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2015

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    Sometime you THINK you could do it.

    Smile, just smile. That's because it haven't reach the explode bottom. But when it does, all the pressure all the emotion, all the words you heard, all the things you seen, EVERYTHING, you had suppress it once. It all comes back like it just happened a moment ago. It's tsunami...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21, 2015

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    I am always trying to be okay

    although I am not. And it sucks. Really.
    TjDee TjDee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2015

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    I think it is a bit weird,

    how I'm laughing 24*7 but the truth is, I feel unexplainably sad most of the time. The loneliness and pent up emotions hurt me now. I want to socialise but don't want to socialise.
    ExperiencesAndNotMistakes ExperiencesAndNotMistakes 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2015

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    richie161 richie161 13-15, M Dec 30, 2015

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    Well I finally did. I cannot afford to

    literally express my feelings at home. Mom won't understand because she says that she is the victim of God know what. And what started it all is that I asked for a ride home, and she said sure. She was late, so I asked again, and apparently I had an attitude and hung up on her...
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2015

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    Have you ever had a strong sense of foreboding

    only to find out that a good friend has cancer? Happened to me a couple weeks ago.. Now my friend has to see a surgeon, have tests, biopsies..surgery.. Please send huge wishes for a full recovery for him..
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2015

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    unknowngirlvasquez unknowngirlvasquez 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    Journal Entry: March 12, 2013

    My heart got shattered into pieces all over again. But this time it was sharper. It hurt more. It's excruciating. I fell again for someone beautiful. Some one i thought was like me. Some one who i thought understood me. But today, in the mist of all my pain, there was  a light...
    SkinnyJeansAndSnakeBites SkinnyJeansAndSnakeBites 16-17, F Apr 27, 2013

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    The sun did not rise today.

    .. My skin did not feel its warmth. My soul did not feel it's comfort. My mind is full of shadows of the past. Darkness surrounds me...my hurt like tiny shards of glass being pushed into my skin... My eyes blink away the tears that threaten to fall...my smile hides the hurt...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2015

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    Smile. Pretend to be happy.

    It makes everyone else happy.
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, T 1 Response Dec 28, 2015

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    Adventure for Two I felt the need to get a

    tattoo to remind me of how real things were between us even if it was one sided. You had me from the very first meet I can honestly say I feel in love with you then. I miss having something to look forward to. I miss having conversation you don't want to end and moment you...
    sweetsandlove sweetsandlove 26-30, F 4 days ago

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