My Smile

A smile can hide a lot

It can wrap up all the sorrows and pains

It can hide the tears you want to shed

A smile can hide all the thoughts in your head

About yourself and what you do

It protects your self-doubts too.


It makes them think you’re happy

You don’t have a care in the world

“Why would she be sad? Have you seen her smile?”

“I’ve never met a more happier person.”


Sometimes I get stuck in this state of Darkness

I just curl myself into a ball so tightly that I disappear from space for a while.


Sometimes I get stuck in this space

and I feel like my tears and my thoughts

are climbing up my throat and clogging it

A simple smile can hide a lot.

They ask me how I am, so I put on a fake smile, and say, " I'm doing great, how about you?"


You don't recognize the fright.

You don't see me crying into my pillow at night.

You don't understand the pain I feel.


But how could you?

All you see,

Is a smile


Carley Jo


This poem is about: 
Our world


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