Notice of absence from Lil
If I don't respond in a few minutes I am probably at School, sleeping, with family/ friends, or forgot to bring my device.

I did not know at first
But you really made me burst
But I said smile all the time
And I still have no one as my Valentine
¨ Smile ¨ I say, but that is just my reality
Go now before your hurt
I can ´ t stand another outburst
Dont cry just, smile please
Dont do this just for me
Be you and I´ll be me
Now just smile for the show
And no one has to know
Is what I say to myself as I wake up
Nothing to do and no makeup
Smile I say do it for one more day

Every smile I force to my face
Feels like a crack that can't be replaced
This mask of a smile
Is something I've had for a while
It's funny how I can't help but feel bad
Every time someone tells me not to be sad
We tiptoe around feelings
Walking like a cripple
Cause stepping on them stings
And we pray not to make the water ripple
Just put on a smile
Do it for show
It's only for a while
No one has to know
Smile all day
So no one questions if you are okay
People promise to be there
But our past proves to us they don't care
Just one more day
One more day to fake a smile
And pretend you're okay
Just a while
Don't go and cry
Cause if we start now we just might die

What is true and what isn't
Maybe the smile on my face
How do people believe me
Maybe the smile
What can be fake but so heartbreaking
maybe the smile on my face
once its gone its a different "mask"
maybe the smile
i try so hard to act like everything's ok
I bite my tongue everyday to hide the tears
Maybe if I smile harder everything will fade
I can't tell you how hard I've prayed
You ask if I'm okay and why i'm down
Its just me and you but I can feel the stares
Maybe if I smile harder everything will fade
But this smile cuts deeper than any blade
What is true and what isn't
Maybe the smile on my face
Maybe that's why people go
Maybe the smile
What can be fake but so heartbreaking
Maybe the smile on my face
Pain, anger, joy, stress
Maybe the smile
My life is good, just in knots
I have no reason to frown
Maybe if I smile the knots will fade
I cant tell you how hard I've prayed
Friends come and go
But I feel like a clown
Maybe if I smile harder that will fade
No. I'm the center of a parade
People expect big things of me
I try. Try. Try. Over and over
Maybe is I smile the nerves will fade
Through this madness I've prayed

But if I smile will it work
I cant refrain from another outburst
Today I was the reason my bestie switch buses
And it hurt, but smile
Smile all day dont let it show
Cuz nobody needs to know

  • Authors: Lil-M-M (Pseudonym), Sam.C, Karley
  • Visible: All lines
  • Finished: February 29th, 2024 07:00
  • Limit: 15 stanzas
  • Invited: Public (any user can participate)
  • Comment from author about the poem: Its for me because when I wake up I tell myself to smile. When I got to school I say smile. And when I get home I say SMILE!!
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 21
  • User favorite of this poem: Mason Vollman.
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  • Dev Parth

    In shadows cast by moon's mournful glow,
    A poet's pen weeps, its ink a sorrowful flow.
    Each line a lament, each verse a sigh,
    Echoes of heartache beneath a starry sky.

    Words heavy with grief, like rain on barren land,
    In the silence of night, they softly demand.
    A symphony of sadness, in each mournful rhyme,
    As tears of ink spill, marking the passage of time.

  • Mason Vollman

    Smile for the things you have. Everything you don't have is in arms reach... Just gotta find it. 😊🙏❤️

    • Lil


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