Fake Smile
Author: Seizure


Putting up a smile
Showing ones who care
He wants to show the world
Why life's not fair
He tries to forget it all
But he feels only pain
Reaching for his pills
He is no longer sane

Acting like he's happy
No one suspects a thing
So he is never asked
Why he's suffering
Angered by the world
Angered by his friend
In the story of his life
He made it to the end


Comments on this poem/writing:

Erin () -- Wednesday, December 31 1969, 08:00 pm


Wow. I read this and felt like crying. It's so unfortunate to see that some people's lives seem so horrible, and unloving. I don't know if this was about you, but if it was, that is incredible that you were able to put such emotion into your words. You are a truely talented person and I hope that you continue to write well into your life. Very nicely done.
barbara goodhew ( -- Saturday, July 27 2002, 03:15 am


I get tired sometimes of putting on a smile and saying I'm fine glad I'm not the only one good insight thank-you for sharing
Seizure ( -- Sunday, July 28 2002, 06:43 pm


Thanks for the comment Barbara. I'm glad to see some of my really old work is still in circulation (this was my FIRST submitted poem here).
LinzAy ( -- Saturday, February 8 2003, 11:33 am


Seizure....i had to rad this poem after reading that other the name..but, i just wanted to say that this poem is awesome....i always have on that smile so no one knows or asks what hell mylife is. I only confide in my close friends for that. So i know eactly what a fake smile feels like. They're kinda sad....butin a way protective. Great poem seizure.....and i'm extremely happy that Erin posted a comment on it for ya! especially after reading that other poem....still can't remember the name..buti'm sure ya know what i'm talking about!
Seizure ( -- Friday, February 14 2003, 04:10 pm


I know what you're talking about LinzAy. You're referring to, "A Dreamers Reality" I believe. Glad you could relate.
Leah ( -- Monday, March 24 2003, 04:16 am

Me too

I know how you feel. I am classified by most people as miss perfect and smart one and she has no problems. Well i really do i am not perfect and putting on a smile each day is one of my biggest faults.Great Poem!!
Eddie ( -- Monday, July 14 2003, 04:22 am

really hit home

I really connected with this poem. I know how you it feels. I wish it doesn't end like that. Yeah people say im nice, kind and easy to talk to but they don't ever ask am I okay or anything... So it's nice to get it out by writing..That's why i connected so well. thanks
Seizure ( -- Wednesday, July 16 2003, 01:21 pm

i think..

i think everyone can relate to it at least somewhat...
KJP ( -- Saturday, January 31 2004, 07:09 am


I know how everyone has already says it relates to them but I just have to say it too because I've always had to do it. I never want anyone to see how week I really am. Everyone sees my as strong but inside I'm really not. So I just act like everything is alright when my life is actually really hard to bare sometimes.
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