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Those Eyes That Don't Smile

But lips that do.

By Manisha DhalaniPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Those Eyes That Don't Smile
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I see you

Smiling away

Trying to make everyone around the table happy

Constantly cracking jokes

Being sarcastic

Trying very hard to be witty

But I also know

That deep down inside

There's a little boy

Who carries a lot of sadness in his heart

Who carries a lot of love for others

Who is stressed out

Due to changing times

Added responsibilities

Uncertain situations

And yet

Never shows it to the world

Because he knows how hard it is

To be stuck in negative situations

With no feeling of hope

So he doesn't want to show


Just in case

Someone is reminded of their own sadness

When they see him

So he continues to smile

Swallow his sorrow

And carry on


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Manisha Dhalani

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Comments (10)

  • Sweileh 8882 months ago

    Interesting and delicious content. Keep posting more

  • The Dani Writer2 months ago

    You expressed this well. Gives pause for reflective thought...why DO we do that? Push our pain down and mask it completely like it's so unwelcome? And when in our lives did we learn to do that so well? Just thoughts...

  • Sasi Kala2 months ago

    Unexpressed emotions. very Nice poem.

  • Murali2 months ago

    Average friend groups are like...

  • Shaun Walters2 months ago

    Sad but well written

  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    Which may lead to therapy sessions. I sure hope he finds a genuine friend or two to share the load. Lovely poem. It has been a while since I read a poem from you.

  • Ken Mack2 months ago

    i hope one day he finds a way to let it all out! i loved the text!

  • D. J. Reddall2 months ago

    A moving tribute.

  • But being a people pleaser and trying to make everyone happy is a slpw suicide. He needs to take care of himself first. Loved your poem!

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