Behind the Smiles

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 22:18 -- rspratt


4421 North 141st Street
United States

Behind the smile is another world

An unseen world invisible to many

Dark in the day

And light in the night


Behind the smile is a passion

A passion so strong

It takes over like a tsunami

Like a monstrous tidal wave


Behind the smile is a dream

A dream to become

To become takes determination

To become takes work


Behind the smile is pain

A pain like a dagger

Jagged and unpredictable

And never quite precise


Behind the smile is hope

Hope for a better world

Never giving up easy

Eyes open to love and closed to hate


This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world
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