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Smiling Through the Pain

Sheila is a recovering addict who comes from a family full of addicts. She also suffers from mental illness & she has endured a lot.

Depression is very dangerous.. Never ignore someone's pain

She smiles though she feels like crying

She laughs though she feels like screaming

She tells them she's fine

She suffers in silence

Her pain doesn't matter

So she smiles through the pain

She laughs through the tears

She suffers in silence

It hurts so bad she can hardly breathe

She can't take it much longer

But she says she's just fine

While she suffers in silence

She's had enough of the agony

She needs to be free

Free from the hell

Of suffering in silence

She writes them a note

She closes the blinds

She takes her last breath

No more suffering in silence



Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on September 10, 2019:

This poem is the voice of every woman who carries her burdens alone. As women we suffer in silence, smiling through the pain; we've been taught to be strong. I can relate to this and so can many other women.

Suzie from Carson City on September 06, 2019:

This hurts to read and more so to be able to relate.....Dear Sheila....continue to smile through the pain and dance in the rain.....free your soul of such undeserving agony. People love you and you want to know why? Because you are worthy of their love. You are YOU!

Peace always, Paula

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 06, 2019:

Wonderful work of art. Just about 3 months ago they told me I was in pain. I told them to flip off.

Now this emotional pain is so real. But so is the denial of it. We are having a great time over getting over pain. I am giddy. Stay close to friends. And now you have a new one. Love and peace.

Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on September 06, 2019:

You're in pain, but you have the face of an angel.

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