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I Want To Keep Smiling Anyway

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    A Reminder Of My Humanity

    This is my inspiration, my reminder to be strong when I feel weary. I have bolded my favorite part of the poem, though I love it all. What is it that sustains you, who are reading this now?The Invitation by Oriah It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    Crashing

    It feels today as if the world is crashing in around me. I want to lie in bed and let my dreams carry me to more pleasant times, but alas I cannot. I have to rise above it and keep going. Think about the positive and create a new path for today. Smile and be happy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 4, 2011

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    That's right, cover it up with glee,

    a fake top and base, everything pertaining to me. The inside is custom built to hide what you'll never see. The pain and hurt disjointed, well hidden as I smile happily.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Dec 8, 2014

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    Smile Anyway

    There's things which hurt or not proud of or things we don't understand and yet, the best thing, is to smile anyway.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2011

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    when life ain't peachy...try something different. Smile.
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    I try but it only takes so much before a person ends up cracking..
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    I have all my friends one...I keep hope....one day I will get a better one!!
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    I will keep anyone secret that just who I am. you can tell me anything I do not judge
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    Janisoneluv Janisoneluv 26-30, F May 13

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    This is one of the memorable moment I had in over 3 years. I have others but this one exceeds them all. If only I could go back to this time in my life. It is a amazing thing...
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