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I Smile to Hide the Pain

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have always worn my emotions on my sleeves. I get angry so fast that it shocks me sometimes. I black out and before I know it I'm back and I'm looking at the person who made me...
    SheIsBroken SheIsBroken 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I smile through the pain and refuse to show weakness to my enemys. I bottle up my pain and put on a smile. I would rather hide my pain than show it to people who dont give a ****.
    glittz101 glittz101 18-21, F Nov 9

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    i fake a smile to hide the pain,yet i still wish someone looks closely enough and see how i am broken inside.sometimes even my friends can't realise it.they think i'm too emotional...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I'm just going to act like it doesn't hurt me and fake a smile and pretend everything's okay. Maybe one day they'll see the pain that hides behind this strong smile. Maybe one day...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Nov 1

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    I fake a smile and pretend everything is okay, and I laugh to hide the pain.
    Matthews14 Matthews14 70+, M 4 Responses Oct 21

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    Everyday I smile just to tell people that I'm okay. But deep down I'm not. I wish all the pain and sadness and anger in my life to go away forever. Sometimes I wish I could...
    zoeyflower zoeyflower 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    Every day i fake a smile so people don't know the true sadness i hide every day. Everyday i hide how i truly am from everyone in the world so people don't know the real me.
    jjjbq5 jjjbq5 18-21, M Oct 24

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    These brown shades, cover up my dark eyes from a life time of mental pain. Pain that I was forced to keep inside, never to let out. Pain that made feel death's icy touch, not even...
    Kevin2017 Kevin2017 16-17, M Oct 30

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    I was in so much pain when I lost my virginity, I was so scared, I didn't know if it was normal, I was worried so much I couldn't stop shaking. I had to try and hide my pain, but...
    livelifefully73 livelifefully73 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I have always preferred railway journey to a bus journey especially when it’s an overnight one. Being tall I like to stretch myself and go to sleep. A few years back I was...
    Eddiecrow Eddiecrow 41-45, M 15 hrs ago

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    I am in pain, my knee is swollen up to about x3 it's normal size and I can't straighten it. I had work today so I was on it all day which did not help the pain level and I have no...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 29 mins ago

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    bring the drugs baby I can bring my pain. I got my heart right here, I got my scares right here, bring the cops I can bring the drings. that's my motherfu!er words , just let me...
    mystic00 mystic00 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    Life is short, so smile at as many people you come across daily, spread the happiness and keep smiling
    ron99906 ron99906 22-25, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    A love that’s lost can no more heal The darkest heart that hides to steal This love that you would never know Allowed you space and time to grow I hold on still to heal my heart...
    ProfessorDrew ProfessorDrew 51-55, M Nov 10

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    I know from personal experience exactly the what emotional pain can do to a person .. if you are anything like me you hide all your emotions because you are just not strong enough...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    all my friends seem to think I'm perfectly happy and I have a perfect life due to my fake smiles. I try to tell them its not real but they don't understand. I hate home and I hate...
    midorijane midorijane 16-17, T a week ago

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    He has now blocked me on Facebook. He will not take responsibility for his own actions, and I do not understand what has happened to this man. He is not the same man I came to love...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    I tend to hide my emotions and block people out. I also tend to put on a mask and act like nothings wrong. But honestly in reality im breaking. With my best friends and family im...
    fabiola214 fabiola214 13-15, F Nov 3

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    Lately I've been thinking about you so much, I see your incredibly handsome face before me...those amazing eyes that were so intensely blue...One glance from those baby blues that...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 8

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    Today for some strange reason i was constantly reminded of something. im not comfortable sharing this yet, but it was something that made me shiver in pain and feel nauseous. I...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F Nov 10

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