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Smiles Veiling Sorrows

Unveiling the Hidden Battles Within

By Ann-Marie MartinPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
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Smiles Veiling Sorrows
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Behind the brightest smiles, unseen, lies pain,
A silent storm within, a heavy chain.
With every laugh, a whispered cry,
Concealing depths where shadows lie.

The world may see the joy that gleams,
Yet underneath, it's not as it seems.
For every grin that graces the face,
There's a story hidden, a darker space.

Beneath the mask of happiness worn,
Lies the ache of hearts that's torn.
Each smile a shield, each chuckle a guise,
Hiding the tears in sorrow's guise.

But oh, the strength in that fragile smile,
A beacon of hope, even in trial.
For despite the pain that it may hide,
It radiates courage, deep inside.

So let us cherish those smiles so bright,
For they may harbor battles fought in the night.
And with compassion's touch, may we lend an ear,
To the pain behind the smiles so dear.

Gratitudesurreal poetrysad poetryMental Healthheartbreak
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  • Test2 months ago

    Outstanding! Awesome

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