The lies of a smile

by Espoirfailed   Dec 12, 2006

A smile,
Is like a mask for pain.
Forced to wear it,
So no one sees you cry again.

A laugh,
Is like a blanket of lies
Forced to put it on,
To cover your cries.

A wink,
Is like a symbol of fear
Forced to perform it,
As not to let anyone near.

A knife,
Is like a venomous friend,
Forced to use it,
To make the pain end.


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  • 13 years ago


    Wow. One of your best, I must say. Short but very bittersweet -- puts the truth to many happy things, bringing in reality. I love the similes in this, great figurative language.


  • 13 years ago

    by Love Panda

    Wow-now that is what i call a poem
    girl you have talent.

    october xx

  • 13 years ago

    by Danielle

    I dont know what to say, that hasnt already been written. you're good, more than good, and you know it. if you dont, you should. i cant believe the way you write, in a way i am jelous! your simply amazing, and you have an imense talent, i hope that you keep writing, i dont know why you wouldnt. this is a simple favorite of mine that you have written. and thank you for your comment recently, it really meant a lot. i never really know what to write, but when something comes to me, i cant stop. have a wonderful day!

  • 13 years ago

    by Nyx

    (A laugh,
    Is like a blanket of lies) i've seen this done in some discussions......well done

  • 13 years ago

    by Romancing the Darker Side

    Nice poem!