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I Smile to Hide the Pain

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    My Sis

    My sister was raped at the age 13 and i whatche it happen i didnt want to but the person who raped her was my boyfriends brotherr what was i suposed to do... but me and him broke up but this past summer he asked me out and while we were dating that same day we started dating he...
    cheerlover223 cheerlover223 13-15, F 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    Smile And Nod

    That's I did growing up smile and nod or wave at the pretty people for they will never know that deep down inside is a little girl crying out In pain she sobs and cry deep down behind that cute smile every one goes aww for I wish you could see the pain but I can't stop smiling I...
    brokenandalone brokenandalone 18-21, F Oct 23, 2010

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    A The Presence Of Pain I Lie With A Smile.

    Pain.. yes, that horrible pain that makes you feel a knot in your throat; as you hold down the cravings to cry, to let yourself go to, just give up and stop smiling. I have too, felt this. I hide my pain smiling, acting casual, holding back what I really want to say. I often get...
    OutcastedDaughter OutcastedDaughter 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    Inappropriate Smiles and Laughter

    Over there years I have had to tell my story to proffesionals and sometimes friends.  There has been alot of intense pain in my history.  I would often find my self smiling, laughing or giggling about the worst moments in my life.  I know that those reactions were...
    danielle17374 danielle17374 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    Sometimes It Hurts Too Much

    I often find myself smiling for no reason at all. My mother used to attest that this was a sign of weakness. I told my mother I smiled when I became nervous, but inside I felt something deeper. I usually think about what my point is in this world. Do these friendships really...
    Nimzo33 Nimzo33 70+ 1 Response Dec 12, 2009

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    Keep Smiling

    Im trying, im really trying not to show you how much your words cut into me and to keep smiling and laughing it off and I really dont know how you believe me each and every time because to me the smile and the laughs and the jokes get faker and faker all the time am I really that...
    LittleLilyLove LittleLilyLove 18-21, F Jul 8, 2013

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    No One Knows A Fake Smile ..

    I have a pretty complicated life but i can't show my feelings iv'e not been able to for a long time i have to stay strong for everyone else i hold together my family with just simply smiling even when inside i feel like im about to explode with emotions, i am glad i am the one in...
    staystrongangel13 staystrongangel13 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

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    I Smile All the Time..

    I dont necessarily smile to hide pain, but I do smile to hide the painful awkwardness of social situations http://when-the-dog-bites.blogspot.com/    
    thepeaceful1 thepeaceful1 16-17 1 Response Sep 15, 2008

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    I Smile To Hide The Pain

    I am too young to have this problem but " I Smile to Hide the Pain ", I always wanted my friend will comfort me or someone will understand me and I can count on that I can say all my problems and she will help me to solve it but unfortunately THERE'S NO ONE . I'm always a happy...
    sadbuthappyperson sadbuthappyperson 13-15 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    Bully

    so theres this girl my school and shes always picking in me an dmy friends but mostly me an di dont know why but latley shes been hitting me and today at school i by mistake bumped into her and she said that i did it on purpose but i didnt.... and at cheer her mom and my mom got...
    cheerlover223 cheerlover223 13-15, F 2 Responses May 2, 2012

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    A Simple Smile No one ever wants to know about

    behind the scenes. Like if you go to see a movie, you only want to know about it not what happened to make it. So for example, if you are happy no one will know about how you cry every night. Or if you are popular, they won't ask about how you got that bruise. If you are...
    TeenyTheTwisted TeenyTheTwisted 18-21, F Feb 11

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    We All Do to Some Degree

    I think we all smile and grin and bear it to some form or fashion.  Like how many times do people ask you a day how you are doing and you just smile and say fine.  In reality at times you are like my day has sucked and I hate somebody.  As a society it tends to be...
    crazyinlove88 crazyinlove88 26-30, F Sep 15, 2008

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    I Hurt!!! But Dammit, I Still Smile!

    I get really tired sometimes of being the smiley, happy, bouncy person that people expect me to be.  That's what I am most of the time.  I genuinely am usually happy.  But here's the thing....I'm in a very turbulent relationship and sometimes I just don't...
    tinkerbell75 tinkerbell75 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2009

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    A Smile, A Mask Of Happiness

    I wear my happy mask always. I take it off when i am completely alone, with my music blasting and maybe something to ease the pain. But, even around my friends, boyfriend, coworkers, and my son I hide away all my pain behind a poorly-faked smile. I can never really express why i...
    unholysiren unholysiren 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2012

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    The Pain

    When one has witnessed death beyond what one of extreme strength can handle they will know how I feel. When one witnesses it happen to everything and everyone they have ever loved they will understand what suffering is. When one has no one to help or when everyone is scared of...
    Cuddleswrathchild Cuddleswrathchild 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    Smiling Laughing Eyes sparkling A sign of

    happiness? Lies They’re all lies Beneath that smile is a frown Underneath that laughing is crying Those sparkling eyes They’re ready to start glistening, pouring down that face. That sunshine that you see, is actually the darkness screaming capturing, those living souls The...
    Secretdiary92 Secretdiary92 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Alone

    From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were—I have not seen As others saw—I could not bring My passions from a common spring— From the same source I have not taken My sorrow—I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone— And all I lov’d—I lov...
    anb251999 anb251999 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    TRUE. It somehow scares me how I can still

    smile even when im in a total mess. How I can laugh and pretend things are fine when they aren't. How I managed to survive day after day of my really hard depressing life. Sometimes I question myself if im just fooling myself whenever I smile. Because I pretend everything is...
    kaaat101 kaaat101 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Bully

    so theres this girl my school and shes always picking in me an dmy friends but mostly me an di dont know why but latley shes been hitting me and today at school i by mistake bumped into her and she said that i did it on purpose but i didnt.... and at cheer her mom and my mom got...
    cheerlove22 cheerlove22 13-15, F May 1, 2012

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    Behind The Smile

    I smile at work so everyone thinks I'm okay. I smile at home so my family wont worry. I smile infront of boyfriend so he wont suspect something is wrong. I smile all day long for hope that maybe one day my outside smile will reflect how i feel on the inside. Sometimes it hurts so...
    Panda223344 Panda223344 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    A Smile Is A Good Musk

    Well i'm always smiling to people to hide what i really feel,i don't want them to see me weak.....................
    kaaty kaaty 20, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    Pretender

    Sometimes, you have to pretend that you're happy and fine until you realize that your pretention has become your strength to move on. and that's what I'm doing.
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27, 2010

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    Liar

    I'm laughing and smiling but behind those fake smiles and that forced laughter, I'm hurting like crazy. I'm falling apart, breaking, but still, I keep smiling cause' I don't want anyone to know how badly I'm actually hurting, I don't want anyone to see me like this, I don't want...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2013

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    I will hide all my pain behind a fake smile
    bloodykiller bloodykiller 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    oh the battle with the body has been a living nightmare from hell as you all know so well. I have so many physical problems, I just get that look from the doctors. urggg So I have...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    Just because I smile, does it mean I'm happy? Absolutely not. I don't really know what it feels like to be happy much now. A lot has happened to lose happiness. I was much happier...
    kristencameryn kristencameryn 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    My smile is broken I hope you can't see through the cracks In my mask of a Fake smile. What have I been doing wrong? Why do you look at me with pity I don't want to be weak But...
    FakeAndBroken FakeAndBroken 22-25, F Mar 30

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    I'm the type of girl who always smiles even when I'm hurting... And the one that could brighten up your day even if I can't brighten up my own.
    kittysaurus kittysaurus 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I honestly can't stand when people pity me or feel bad for me so whenever something bad happens in my life I don't tell anyone and I just smile and keep going. Only my closest...
    horsecrazy3 horsecrazy3 13-15, F Apr 6

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    My depression gets worst and worst everyday. I hide it with a fake smile that I've been having for years. People make me feel worst by having real smiles and having actual friends...
    baconOtaku baconOtaku 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Even though there are times where my life seems to be in the dumps I manage a smile on my face. My first heartbreak, yeah I cried tears and it was hard to look at him but I manage...
    BabyDgay BabyDgay 16-17, F Apr 12

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    This smile you see, is not what it seems to be. This smile I fake, hides my body which aches. I am happy. My heart is scrambled, my mind is rambled. But my smile is strong...
    Canonomousjay Canonomousjay 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i was in love with a girl who said she loved me, she broke up with her boyfriend and told me to wait until she was ready which was fine, the next week she kisses me but still asks...
    Hemanwar Hemanwar 18-21, M Mar 24

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    i was in love with a girl who said she loved me, she broke up with her boyfriend and told me to wait until she was ready which was fine, the next week she kisses me but still asks...
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    Some days I do. :/ No one seems to notice. Some of my family members were surprised when they found out I suffer from depression. "You always seem so happy," they'll say. (Maybe I...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I feel like I've spoken about this in a previous story, but then again maybe I haven't. Most of the times I'm a carefree happy person. I try to laugh or make others laugh by making...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    well things dnt go my way but i dont wanting anybody knowing tht im hurt. i dnt like the attention so i smile but end up crying my hert out wen im alone
    otakumapp otakumapp 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    A piercing light envelopes the night Drowning out the stars, reaching beyond the vast magnitude of space and time Dancing upon the dime, buried beneath dirt and grime Hands...
    TheWiseTwo TheWiseTwo 26-30, F Mar 26

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    It is interesting to listen to people talk. You hear about people who eat at McDonald’s two or three times a day, and then blame McDonald’s for their physical problems. We all...
    FatherFarley FatherFarley 22-25, M Mar 29

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    I feel so many emotions right now idk if it's because I'm on my period or If this is just me being tired and done of how things are. I need a change ! big time! I feel like I don't...
    trulyblessed90 trulyblessed90 22-25, F Mar 25

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    It's awful. Unbelievably awful. It's like going through all your days with this ache inside you. This pain that won't go away. It's basically equivalent to having horrific cramps...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I walk around with a smile on my face and treat everyone with respect and kindness. Once I'm alone it turns straight to depression and I think about suicide and ending my life to...
    musicnote13 musicnote13 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been sick and I've been tired Of faking all my smiles Seems as though its come to this It feels all like a lie Every time I look within There's chaos no respite All the walls...
    Eli678 Eli678 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have severe depression. They've considered putting me in a mental hospital more than once. Depression is the worst thing a person can feel. Especially when you can't figure out...
    JayyPsythe JayyPsythe 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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