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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 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 20, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There's a saying that goes around 'pain demands to be felt' I'm sure you have heard it and I know to be honest it's bloody true from all my experiences no matter what you try to do...
    gingerbeauty gingerbeauty 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I hide all my pain by smiling physically not everyone can see all the pain that is behind my eyes.... All they see is a person smiling back at them.... Nobody knows how i feel...
    CoolRockerChic CoolRockerChic 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Recently I have told the people at work that I enjoy painting my nails (and dressing up sometimes) and showed 2 of them. They didn't mind at all - so I just let the other 2 people...
    Mirinesse Mirinesse 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 20

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    I had rotator cuff surgery six weeks ago. Post up, I had zero pain! I had a completely torn tendon. And bone spurs which had to be shaved down. Four plugs were required. I asked...
    karenlinc karenlinc 66-70, F 11 hrs ago

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Feb 10

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    I cut , I'm a cutter, feels good to release's the pain I can't deal with.. Has nothing to do with dieing or for attention. I have scared my body. I mask the scars I have inside...
    cosciatony cosciatony 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have a high pain tolerance, but chronic pain just wears you down. I constantly push it down and get on with my life and hide it from people. I still do things I shouldn't, but I...
    Bushmanoz Bushmanoz 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    What guy doesn't have the instinct to hide his emotion? In our heads, emotions are a likeness to weakness.
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Jan 29

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    Humor, drugs, hate, is a way to hide the pain, There are all kinds of addicts, I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away.
    ePsPharaoh ePsPharaoh 26-30, M Feb 1

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    All my friends see me as a very very happy person But behind my smile is something else If I show them this something else They won't see me the same way So I'll keep it a...
    CarlosJR567 CarlosJR567 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I'm knowing how the crushing pain of loneliness each and everyday. Being around people I love, like my father, and knowing he won't be kind and as loving as he used to be. I know I...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F a week ago

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    it's a dilemma, whether to express yr pain in words or to keep it to yrself..i hve this huge pain that erupting inside me, oh if only i could cry?Lol.. yeah,cry as hard as i could...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I've had my toes painted pink to match my wife's for the last two weeks for valentine's day. Monday we decided to go to the gym for a swim. Boy that put me right out there for...
    Sharon03 Sharon03 61-65 9 Responses Feb 19

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    I can't stop hurting myself. I don't even know why. It's not to get a sense of release. It's not because I feel numb. I'm not punishing myself. Maybe it's just a sense of...
    EverythingYouNeverKnew EverythingYouNeverKnew 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    This painful wisdom tooth makes me wanna cry T_T
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    Me and my best friend feel each others pain literally, even if we can't see each other. We have known each other for two years, and have become attuned to each other. We are not...
    deerinheadlights999 deerinheadlights999 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Not only do I have a sinus infection, but I was in the ER 2 nights ago to find out why I have been hurting so bad, and here are the reasons: kidney and bladder infections, kidneys...
    NaturalPaganWitch NaturalPaganWitch 36-40, F 2 Responses 43 mins ago

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    I have been painting a smile on my face to show family and friends that everything is okay for years now. It's a daily routine to laugh and smile on the outside but to cry and die...
    AngelCakes37 AngelCakes37 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Especially if it involves one off situations. Ie, I was on a night out some 7 years ago, where I ended up being one of 5-8 people trying this. The cross dressing drunken antics...
    gazzapocotron gazzapocotron 26-30, M Feb 3

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    It makes me smile when ppl hate me.its funny.and tbh I laugh at pain...
    emo200 emo200 13-15, F Feb 13

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