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I Smile to Hide the Pain

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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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    Smile And Act Like You Zoned Out

    I just got dumped and he said he still liked me and he still loved me! I was sitting ini class remembering those words and i guess i looked really depressed because my said "are you ok i'm worried about you" i completly didn't know what to say so i said "Uh huh i just zoned out...
    SaveMeByShineDown SaveMeByShineDown 13-15, F Mar 24, 2011

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    Look Happy

    I am disabled .I suffer with a crumbling spine and a heart murmer due to a hole in the back of my heart .I suffer with all sorts of things related to this and over the last 6/7 years my outlook on life aint so positive .I suffer with chronic depression ,agrophobia and...
    beastman111 beastman111 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    From the outside looking in I am always happy; from the inside looking out, not so much.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    It Hurts Sometimes

    at school (high scool) i am this happy bubbly energetic outgoing person who is always happy. inside i am on the verge of tears, stressed and been through/going through SO MUCH. this emotion is concealed in me by a thin layer always on the verge of snapping. i am so used to...
    sashimi0894 sashimi0894 13-15, F Feb 24, 2010

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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...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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...
    TaintedSnowflakes TaintedSnowflakes 18-21, F Feb 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 was always told to smile with my teeth and I just hate my smile regardless because this is what it looks like when I do.
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    I will smile I will laugh, I will never show you my pain, I will never show you my tears
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    She approached me on EP 4 years ago. Reading my stories, she felt very sad for me and wanted to be my friend. I tried my best to drive her away by telling weird stuff, so that she...
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    Coming to a cross roads before I walk any further I've decided to unleash my pain. For those whom have questioned whether I know pain- yes I do. Much of my pain stems from...
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    I hide sadness behind smiles and jokes but when I make someone laugh I feel a little better.
    Bruhguy Bruhguy 16-17 1 Response Sep 3

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    mom: you never do anything for me. me: i fake a smile, i hide my problems from you to avoid getting you stressed, i cover my scars, i dont talk to you so i wont irritate you , and...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    People don't know what I have been through, what I have done and things I have seen. They think they know me. They think they can just solve it by talking. A fake smile can...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F Aug 24

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    I don't want to fake a smile anymore. I have decided to start fresh. I'm letting go of the past so I can move on. And if people try to mess with me... I'll hold my head high, flip...
    xsimplysara xsimplysara 16-17, F Sep 13

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    I'm the girl who smiles in a crowd and cries in a corner
    InternetKid905 InternetKid905 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    A few years ago, even being as young as I am, I noticed a correlation in my life. I began to in my mind see, that bad things would happen to my family and loved ones while I was...
    NothingSpecialJustMe421 NothingSpecialJustMe421 16-17, F Sep 3

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    If I could just take that pain in your place to see you happy and smile; that would make any pain bearable.
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F Sep 13

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    I hate revealing emotions but I'm fed up pretending I'm happy. It's just easier than letting people see how **** I feel. But it's getting to difficult to keep up. Trying to...
    Shiningstar26 Shiningstar26 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    There are times when I am sad and down, but I have a lot to be thankful for. People have it a lot worse than me. I try to remember that when I am feeling blue. I also found...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    If I die it won't feel this way anymore I will feel better it will take all my pain away I won't be a burden anymore
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    A lot of people tend to hide their emotions behind faces. Well, I hide mine behind humour or a sweet person. I love to bring joy to people! To see their faces light up, to see...
    MixedEmotions2000 MixedEmotions2000 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I absolutely hate it when people ask me to smile. The strange thing is, is that it's always men who tell me to do this and its happened multiple times and still happens to this day...
    teeohfancy teeohfancy 18-21, F Sep 7

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    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Sep 10

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    I keep a smile and act like nothing is wrong
    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    This is a story for you <3 ------{-@. Guess its my way of being creative sometimes -----{-@ <3 This is a tail of unspeakable spiky confusing contexts & short stories from...
    Wintersorrow Wintersorrow 26-30, M Aug 25

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    I don't belong in this world, no lie. I am 17 & for too long now I have pretended I'm okay, well I'm not. Sick to death of my Mum, me and her have never gotten along we argue and...
    Maddie1O1 Maddie1O1 18-21, F Aug 27

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