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I Smile to Hide the Pain

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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...
    cheerlove22 cheerlove22 13-15, F May 1, 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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    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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    "My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain".
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    *** note: I do not want pity or attention. I simply just want to get this out of my system. Feel free to judge me, I don't care. There's nothing you can say that I haven't told...
    justmebta justmebta 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I fake a smile and pretend everything is okay, and I laugh to hide the pain.
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    I'm sorry as Ive not been doing much of this recently, which hurts me as i really do love to see people happy and smiling. I always try to bring some humor to the situation here no...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    (using google translate) ..um.. i don't know where to start, i haven't been having good past days and yesterday i started to hurt in my chest and it was on my left side.. on the...
    killercukee killercukee 13-15, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Pain. Pain is an interesting word. Short and beginning with a hard sound then trailing off in to a soft n. Much like the feeling associated with the word. But sometimes we stutter...
    SunlilySky SunlilySky 18-21, F Oct 8

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    I have a very high pain tolerance but when I start to really feel pain is never I don't show pain unless it's like a head ack or something pain doe go away really fast I do have. A...
    Erentitan Erentitan 13-15, M Oct 12

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    Because my depression keeps me away from the possible opportunities of my life. I give up. I dont wanna fight it anymore. Im so tired. Im just gonna start accepting that. Accept...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    All it takes is a beatutiful fake smile to hide an injured soul, and they will never notice how broken you really are.
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    When I grew bigger than my sister and she was no longer able to beat me senselessly every night, she reverted to mental torturing. Being young and dumb, I was inept to deal with...
    PerpetualDreamers PerpetualDreamers 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 16

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    I'm really depressed FYI. I had a panic attack and depression took over my body. And I grabbed the nearest blade available to me (which happened to be a box cutter that my dad...
    PunkRockUnicorn PunkRockUnicorn 13-15, F Sep 27

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    Emotional pain is like physical pain but emotional almost never heals
    frankie2114 frankie2114 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wish I could but I can't. And for me to say, 'Oh just hang in there, it will get better' might be taken as an insult. I'm not here to say that to anyone. Why would you believe...
    dadhereforyou dadhereforyou 51-55, M Oct 13

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    When ever it's quiet, whenever there is time to think, I realize how horrible the biggest parts of my life are. I listen to music so that I never have to be here, just a vacant...
    Scarlett1floweaf Scarlett1floweaf 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm sitting here with people...but no one here realizes how badly I just want to f*cking die. I can put on a mask and act as if I'm okay and a perfect teenager...but really...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Sep 26

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    Write about your experienceMy name is Pinkie Pie (Hello!) and I am here to say (How ya doin'?) I'm gonna make you smile and I will brighten up your day It doesn't matter now (What...
    OppressedLuna OppressedLuna 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place Where as a child I'd hide And pray for the thunder and the rain To quietly pass me by
    colddeck colddeck 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I hardly cry even when I'm really sad or in pain. I hate that because, like today, I just start crying randomly. I was in class and tears just started coming down.
    Lexi3is0dreaming Lexi3is0dreaming 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have to hide everything about myself. My family makes me hide that I am transgender. If I express it, I get yelled at or punished. I have to lie. My sister threatened to tell my...
    OtakuTimeLord OtakuTimeLord 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    A thief was caught after stealing some paintings from the Louvre in Paris, when his getaway van ran out of fuel. Given bail at his first hearing, a reporter asked him on the...
    TheShalottLady TheShalottLady 61-65, F Sep 24

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    Don't try to help me. I'm a hopeless case. I smoke. I drink. And no one knows. I feel like people would be ashamed of the real me. This is my fake smile. This is me faking...
    BeautyInBlack BeautyInBlack 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    you see, i have issues with people saying this to me, cos its like, when i don't smile,people tell me to smile,even though iv'e no reason to,then at times when i do smile, people...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I enjoy the littlest things in life. To the old couple walking in front of me while I am on my break and taking a little stroll to Charley's Sub Shop. I dream crazy life goals with...
    DES27 DES27 18-21, F 2 days ago

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