I can say that I really enjoyed reading this poem. I actually read it more than once to make sure I fully understood it, but really because it drawed me in so much. We paint smiles on our faces, most people do sometimes. I try to remind myself not to paint a smile all the time but instead make it real. This life's got a vice on most of us. It seems to be only the people who actually hold something sacred or know that life is more than just school, sex, and partying (But those things are good too, haha). I learned you have to go and find something that is worth something in the world. Trust me, it's not in high school. And I know what you mean by hiding under the covers. You meant it more than just hiding in your bed, I think. It's ironic. We hide so that we can open our true selves. I understand, and I am learning at the same time. Everytime I hear or in this case read a person's real thought's, it's like we're not alone anymore, we find another person who understand's as much as yourself that you are not alone. Enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing yourself.
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