Painfully Happy

Looking at the photo frames,

I see what everyone else sees day to day.

A girl with a cheshire cat smile.


An infectious aura of happiness.

Wide, vibrant eyes.

Cascading wavy hair.


They can never know the truth

About the picture perfect girl.


The tears that roll down her cheeks

As she wonders,

Why she can't be what everyone expects

All the time.


A battle rages inside her mind,

She never lets anybody know 

The sadness she feels 

Trying to always smile.


The girl in the photo frame 

Is always painfully happy.







  • Author: Skye Bellasario (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 11th, 2018 18:07
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • User favorite of this poem: DeviLove.


  • Christina8

    What a beautifully expressed poem, Skye!!

  • DeviLove

    This is so true for me as well :/

    • skyebellasario

      It is for a lot of people 🙁

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