Genevieve Pilat

Rookie - 40 Points (02/1991 / New Jersey, USA)

Put on a Smile


Another day another time
Where you fix your face real nice
And cover up the tears that filled your eyes
They never would think twice.

And hide the marks of bruises and scars
That cover up your arms
Just simply laugh and disregard
Everything with your charms.

Make sure that no one notices
The suffering you always face
That you wish that you can go away
To a better and safer place.

You dream of a life where no one acts
So harshly cruel and mean
Where instead of hate you're given love
A love that can always been seen.

And no one beats you and brings you hurt
Safety is the greatest thing
You'll be secure and know your life
Will have a better future to bring.

Oh yes that is a life you dream
That gets better by the mile
But for now you must take the beatings and pain
And simply put on a smile.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Topic(s): smile


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*DISCLAIMER* For those that feel this poem hits too close to home or if anyone has ever been abused (physically, emotionally or mentally) do not keep silent and ignore the abuse. Please go seek help and support. There are professionals who are there to protect and aid in these situations. Remember: you are a special, beautiful and important person. NEVER let abuse make you think otherwise.

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