I Smile Outside While Hurting Inside

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    Let The Feeling Show.....

    It takes a lot to make me cry. You could shoot me down with the worst words in the world and I will smile at you and move on. I was always taught to treat others how you wish to be treated and this is something I have carried into my adult life. If you want respect you gotta give...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 15, 2012

    The Part Of Me That'S Locked Away

    There is a part of me that no one sees. Not my parents, not my sisters, not even my closest friends. It is who I feel like is the real me. It seems like the only person they see is the outer shell of me. I feel like if they saw the real me, I'd be even more alone than I am...
    num83rs num83rs
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2013

    .... Another day , another dollar I guess.

    ... Yes I can dress up, show up etc.... Yet under my make up and my hairdo and the pretty dresses I wear to at least try feel pretty... I'm 2 seconds away from crying.... my eyes tear up , my throat is on fire, it feels like I cant breath.... Then I put on the flashiest smile...
    Bibi13 Bibi13
    26-30, F
    Nov 2, 2015

    The smiling girl, grinning outside

    because she can't cry no more. Telling everyone she's fine, her eyes were watering, but inside, broken. Heart sliced open, just so broken....
    HeartOfNature HeartOfNature
    16-17, F
    3 Responses May 2, 2014

    Who Am I?

    I am a girl, i'm popular because i''m known as the ''emo girl'' but not only that, i'm known as this girl who cries herself to sleep every night because she doesn't know who she is... I drift away as each day passes and every piece of my heart seems to be turning to dust, yet...
    DaynaJ DaynaJ
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2013


    I fell in love with a guy at 14, and he meant the world to me. I gave him everything he could ever want. I thought I was doing everything right, but I wasn’t. I can't even look at him without breaking down into tears. It got so bad my teachers used to send me to a guidance...
    honeybunches1227 honeybunches1227
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2011

    ...right here you see the smiling face of a man

    whose emotions are feeling like tattered bloody shreds of meat. Real talk.
    SShawnO SShawnO
    41-45, M
    May 2, 2014

    I'm not the person who sits there telling

    everyone how I feel I just put on a fake grin and call it a day people don't understand how hard it is
    iammee13 iammee13
    16-17, F
    May 13, 2014


    so im back on the meds again and i dont feel like killing my self but i do still cut my arms with a razor blade
    nakathree nakathree
    18-21, T
    Jul 18, 2011

    Broken Smile

    Look for the girl with the broken smile .... by maroon 5 she will be loved every time i listen to this line i just think about myself immediately .. thats what i always say and feel ..  i never show my pain to people , even the close ones and in EP its really the first...
    anonymous38 anonymous38
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2010

    people always say 'fake it till you make it'

    does that actually work for people??
    LJglasgow LJglasgow
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    All I go through should not hurt me

    as much as it does compared to what other people go through it makes me weaker. Which makes my pain worse. I fake my smiles which I think are not that good that people can see my pain but I guess not. My laughter all fake too I laugh so much so of course I'm thought of really...
    breakinghope breakinghope
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2016
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