Smiling, but not


Photo credit: cohdra from morguefile.com



I can't shake this emotion
Can't get out from underneath
This sadness... heaviness
That I'm not suppose to feel
But it's there...
Unmoved; unrelenting
In it's existence
I am determined though
To never let you know

Dana


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23 comments:

  1. I know this terrain so well--and you capture it perfectly!

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  2. mmm...i have to wonder why you wont let them know...and if that might be the reason you remain under it...but it def is familiar...trying to shake the shadow a bit myself...

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    1. It's just the right thing to do... to not say anything. Sometimes in life things are better left alone. Thanks Brian!

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  3. Oh, but that's a hard place to dwell in...and when you're trying to put on the smiling mask to hide the pain...well, that's heartbreaking.

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    1. Yes, it is. Sometimes in life though we need to do things we don't want to... especially if you really do care for others. Thanks Talon for the understand!

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  4. I know this feeling well too. Sometimes we become experts at fooling even ourselves.

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    1. Unfortunately we do. Just another way we must learn to adapt and move on. Thanks Mary!!

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  5. A very difficult thing to contain, but sometimes things are better left unsaid ~ Good one ~

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    1. Yes Heaven... they are. All in good time... Thanks for visiting!!

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  6. It's so hard to keep such heavy emotions to yourself.

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    1. It is... but that's what poetry is for!<3 Thanks Tamara!

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  7. Moving through it with grace. Good luck!

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    1. I certainly hope that I am... that is definitely the goal! haha Thanks!

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  8. Oh I can relate to the heaviness that can cloud everything. It's hard to hide, you truly express this internal struggle well.

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  9. sometimes i wonder if it would be good to let the other know...a shared burden become lighter, ya know..smiles

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    1. In some cases, yes... I agree. In this one, it's better left unsaid. Life has a way of working these things out. Thanks Claudia!

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    2. Ah, but the picture shows there's a crack in your armor. The illustration fits your poem perfectly.

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  10. well done...I like the story in this!! thankyou

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  11. Oof, I've had the same feeling lately... I hope it helps to know you are not alone.

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  12. It's so hard to hold these things in but I have been there and done that. It's all in the timing.

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