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What Lies Beneath A Smile?

August 21, 2009
By Anyalisse PLATINUM, Gering, Nebraska
Anyalisse PLATINUM, Gering, Nebraska
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I have always wondered,
Always thought,
Always asked myself,
What lies beneath a smile?
Does one smile when they are,
Or to hide what lies beneath?
Does one smile to hide pain,
What lies beneath a smile?
Does it reach your eyes?
Does it enter your heart?
Does it come from your soul?
Or it just a mask?
A mask to hide your true feelings.
How often does one wear this mask?
Do they take it off?
Do they reveal themselves to anyone?
Anyone at all?
Who can truely smile,
Truely laugh,
With no cares?
None at all.
So please tell me.
When you smile,
What lies beneath it?
What lies beneath a smile?

The author's comments:
All this is, is a question. How many times when you smile do you actually mean it? It gets you wondering about other people too. That person you pass in hallways at school is always smiling so you never look twice. But next time you pass them look deep into their eyes and see what lies beneath their smile. If it's not a true smile you can tell, but only if you look. Then another question comes. Will you act on it? Most say yes but don't. Will you?

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