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I Smile to Hide the Pain

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 11, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 66-70 1 Response Dec 12, 2009

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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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 18-21, F Feb 11, 2014

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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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    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 58 mins ago

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    The real thing I hate about coldsore besides the fact they are hideous is that I can't smile like I usually do without splitting my lip open. I miss smiling. I can't wait for this...
    DancesWithUnicorns DancesWithUnicorns 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I fake a smile to hide my depression. the only time I am truly happy is when I am around my best friend who understands my pain.
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    rohanvirani rohanvirani 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To be honest I don't think I have ever had a real smile as a teenager, everyday seemed to painful to look in the mirror at a smile that I knew wasn't real, it's very rare I have a...
    NoUsernameInserted NoUsernameInserted 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so accustomed to "pain", I grew used to it and loved feeling it. I don't do this to initiate a pity party and I don't do it for attention. I love making myself suffer in...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In the movie 'home', how the boov (?) change colour to show how they are feeling. Do you think if humans did that everyone would be more considerate of what they say and do around...
    ImBatmanShhh ImBatmanShhh 16-17, T 4 days ago

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    With my own smile! My manager said I had a gorgeous smile and I should use it more often... It made me realize that I don't smile as much as I should. So, I'm trying to find...
    SeanaO SeanaO 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Behind every smile I show you, there's the desire that I might kill you :)
    RagingDemon29 RagingDemon29 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    a smile can say a lot sometimes it hides ur pain from the rest of the world....nobody should know that ur hurting unless u want to share how u feel but then again it's sometimes...
    Rae203466 Rae203466 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    It's so much easier to fake a smile that tell people what you're really feeling.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's been a while since the last time I was on EP. So a lot has happened these past months. The guy that asked me to be his girlfriend which I agreed has went behind my back and...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I hide them from everyone, even my best friend, he says he understands me yet he can't tell when I'm wearing my mask or revealing my true face. Even when I talk to those I trust...
    Kurlzz3Tears Kurlzz3Tears 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Sometimes I get so lonely that I feel depressed. Then I get mad at myself for thinking myself into depression. Then I feel lonely again after realizing that even I do not like...
    thatglassjar thatglassjar 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    This has been me the past few days at work. My grandpa is in the hospital ill :< I am so upset I spend all night alone crying and faking a smile around people.
    LadyBlade LadyBlade 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    most of my life I have never really smiled but now the fake smile won't go away everyone thinks I'm happy but I'm breaking on the inside I don't know how to feel anymore
    nannalovet113 nannalovet113 13-15, F Jul 21

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    Every single day I'm so sad I just want to cry but no I just fake a smile my family is weird and things I wish I can be happy all my life I was sad and lonely even then I was a kid...
    winterblood winterblood 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    99% of the time when I smile it's fake. I just haven't been a happy person lately.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 20

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