A Broken Smile

May 31, 2011

I sit here with a smile on my face,Broken Smile
I smile as I breathe in deep,
I smile as I close my eyes
and I smile all day long;

the sky is dark,
as the freezing winds
seep into my bones,
I sit here smiling silently cold and empty;

I wait here frozen in time,
with my dreams torn apart,
my heart encased in a tomb,
I smile to mask my true emotions;

smile is all that I do day in and day out,
the mask that I wear is so perfect,
one needs to come a lot closer,
to see the tears trickling down my eyes;

the days are long,
the nights longer still.
I try to find the light,
but find comfort only in the dark;

emotions swell inside,
walking on a broken path,
I look up for the rainbow
hoping that one day I will get off
this broken path and onto a new one;

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A broken smile is a smile that is false to hide the pain inside!!!

  • California Traffic School May 31, 2011 at 8:41 am

    This is so sad=( yet so true… to hide the pain inside=(

  • Rebecca June 3, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I really like this, it evokes sadness and longing for a new path (following the rainbow)… and hope that this new path is attainable. this will be one of my Fav’s…. thanks

  • MrPoetry June 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

    This is a fantastic piece of poetry and evokes such raw emotion. It flows so well and makes ecellent use of repetition.

  • Lovepoems June 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    fabulous…praveen your thoughts resonate with me

  • ms smily June 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    vry beautiful and true…….hats off

  • praveen July 3, 2011 at 1:43 am

    vry emotinol

  • Life in a Poem July 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    great poem, i think we all go through that sometime in our life

  • roma July 17, 2011 at 5:39 am

    nice poetry and deeply coming truly from is what am feeling in my life.

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  • Annette July 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Love this poem but it is sad to read.

  • shreya nair August 2, 2011 at 5:47 am

    hey……superb yaar……it’s just like a teen’s life..

  • Anjali Sahni September 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    very…tru…i like it…as it relates such incident of human life in wich he has to smile sumtime for himself…or for others or on situation demand…or to hide pain….
    let ur tear b rolled down wid da water of cuming rain….

  • soumya September 10, 2011 at 6:47 am

    heart touching..hats off..

  • gunjan September 27, 2011 at 12:23 am

    its too good

  • sara joshi October 21, 2011 at 1:50 am

    its true………..great…..

  • Gaga October 23, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Who is the author?

    • Praveen October 27, 2011 at 3:57 am

      The author is Praveen.

  • preetinder November 8, 2011 at 6:10 am

    its beautiful

  • marvin November 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    that i believe is as real as it gets

  • Ezeih November 15, 2011 at 10:15 am

    what’s the author’s last name?

    • Praveen November 16, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      The author is Praveen Kumar

  • Silent Beautiful January 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Story of my life.
    I smiled everyday..
    Anybody thought I’m prefect.
    Smile is not hurt to do.
    I smiling in everyday, in every minutes, and in every second.
    No one can stop my beautiful smile <3
    Sometimes, I can smile in the he.. day, It was not fun to do.
    Stay smile, it would make your future better. <3

  • alice February 16, 2012 at 9:12 am

    i like this poem

  • tina February 29, 2012 at 4:42 am

    sadness embedded in a smile – beautiful

    • Praveen March 1, 2012 at 6:30 am

      Thank you Tina.

  • Rashmi Agrawal March 4, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    really a heart touching as well as true

  • zama June 11, 2012 at 1:36 am

    this piece has just difined me. i feel like the writer had me in mind when writing this poem

  • eriemorganmaples August 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    love it