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What The Fake Smile Knows

November 28, 2010
By rachelchace DIAMOND, Stratford, Connecticut
rachelchace DIAMOND, Stratford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"If everyone were perfect, Individuality would be extinct." -Rachel Chace (me)

The fake smile knows how to act

It knows how to pretend; everything’s okay.

Happiness it envies greatly, pure with jealousy,

Something it could never obtain.

It holds the secrets locked inside these pierced lips

And keeps the tears held in these eyes.

It’s all about disguise.

Look at its aplomb and assurance

It remembers how to cry; Let everything out and just let go.

But it’s held up by promises

Even if the lies kept inside are everything it never wanted

And all she never hoped for, or her every single wish.

The fake smile is just pretend and it will never let her forget.

It always remembers the emptiness that fills its appearance

And splatters on its insides

It’s the words these lips cannot speak

The fake smile never forgets,

That life’s just one game you can’t cheat.

It knows every memory, the good and the bad.

To the host it remains an enemy, a blockade of emotion

Never letting her show what’s behind these sparkling eyes,

And broadly curved grin.

Appearances are really just covering the past,

The fake smile makes it easy to hide the truth

She can’t forget, it won’t let her hide from her fears.

And the fake smile knows,

The truth sealed underneath her lips.

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