A New Smile

A New Smile

March 22, 2018 Poetry 0

she gets up everyday, a new smile

painted on her face

walks through school upbeat, outgoing

everyone thinks she has a good life going

for her

 

so then they overlook the little things

like teasing her for a little too long

or judging her a little too harsh

the smile is dwindling

its fading away

 

but still she walks with her shoulders back

though her heart weighs her down

she tries to be strong, just for

appearances; just to please others

 

she goes home, and suddenly

everything comes crashing down

her shoulders are tired from holding the

weight of her heavy heart

 

nobody realizes it

nobody cares to listen

but

 

she cries herself to sleep each night,

and gets up everyday with a new smile

 

The Florida Shooting that happened recently was is a direct analogy for this poem. The poor shooter was going through something, and nobody noticed. Never again. #enough

Toodles

Venya

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