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August 21, 2013
By Poetry2Love SILVER, Bronx, New York
Poetry2Love SILVER, Bronx, New York
8 articles 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ~ Helen Keller

For every tear cried
there is a smile smiled.
Not for fun or for joy
but to hide.
To mask the pain,
the anger, and frustration.
To pursue that it's no big deal.
A tear for every time I cried alone, hidden by a smile, that hides the frown.
To sooth the pain and nurture the hurt that comes from a place unknown to earth.
For every smile pressed on my face
not to heal, but to erase.
That smile that ignores, covers up, and avoids every sympathetic embrace.
For every smile I've used to forget
the loneliness, forgotten and misplaced.
A smile, to hold back the tear that soon streams my face.
For every person that goes "hey, are you ok?"
For every yes that I desperately want to replace with no.
For every time someone promised to hold my hand, but had let go.
A tear, for all the backs that I've seen as they've walked out on me.
For every person that had to decide whether to console me or leave me be.
For every thought that ran through my mind.
Every single emotion that lugged behind.
Every feeling suppressed and left astray, convincing myself to fake
happiness just one more day.
A smile, to every person that let out a sigh of relief after passing me.
A tear, for every person who kicked me when I was was already weak.
Once more I'll cry my cry and smile my smile.
Just hope you know i'm truly dying inside.

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This article has 7 comments.

Sail_ BRONZE said...
on Mar. 6 2014 at 4:42 pm
Sail_ BRONZE, Eugene, Oregon
3 articles 10 photos 196 comments
This was so amazing! I can relate, really. So I'm so sorry about what you're going through ): Beautiful nonetheless

on Nov. 5 2013 at 11:01 pm
AMERICA. BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
1 article 6 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself.

DO NOT BE AFRAID is written in the Bible 365 times.T.

I really like it Kelli, I hope someday you will be on the MAG. :D

on Sep. 1 2013 at 3:53 am
Stalker_Panda BRONZE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
3 articles 44 photos 8 comments
I feel like ive learned so much, in weird ways id never thought. Ive confused myself

on Aug. 31 2013 at 10:06 pm
Amarithie PLATINUM, Ocala, Florida
26 articles 0 photos 17 comments
a very impressive poem, it rightly deserves a 5/5

on Aug. 29 2013 at 7:21 pm
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
87 articles 0 photos 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers

Congrats, Poetry. You've earned a 5/5 from me. The imagery is fantastic, the wording is fantastic, the rhythm works..... Keep up poems like this.

Scar_Wolf said...
on Aug. 29 2013 at 12:50 pm
Scar_Wolf, St. Petersburg, Other
0 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Tis better to loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I like how it shows that people fall to pieces and most will never know the pain we suffer silentely

on Aug. 29 2013 at 12:49 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 433 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

I like it poetry, i like how you can feel all the emotions in your writing. I like how its true.