Don’t judge a book by its cover


Behind every smile, I'm dying inside

With every laugh, I'm in pain

I look so happy, and I act like I enjoy life

But in truth, it's a burden, it's not worth the fight

My heart carries a weight, it's a burden too strong to bear

I feel trapped, with no way out, my pain is always here

It's hard to keep smiling, when I'm drowning in despair

But I do it anyway, cause I'm too tired to care

I act like everything's fine, like I have it all together

But in reality, I'm just trying to make it through the weather

So please forgive me, if I don't always seem like the happiest thing

Cause behind every smile, I'm dying inside, and with every laugh, I'm in pain

  • Author: nehemiah adams (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 29th, 2023 17:53
  • Comment from author about the poem: Life is not what it seems. A smile can be a call for help…..So make sure the smiles you see are genuine
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Bobby O

    Your comment about your poem is wise. You mostly did succeed. I won’t repeat anything about the pronouns since you already admitted you didn’t go back to fix things

    • vividvoid14

      Thx for the feed back

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