Genevieve Pilat

Rookie - 192 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 of this poem: smile

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

*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.

Comments about this poem (Put on a Smile by Genevieve Pilat )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Adam Scrivener, if ever it thee befall
Boece or Troilus for to write anew,
Under thy long locks thou may'st have the scall
But after my making thou write more true!
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jean Toomer

 

New Poems

  1. War, Skyler Ryan
  2. My Crying Heart, louis rams
  3. Peace, Is It Poetry
  4. The Man Next Door., Shelley Hornsby
  5. Siren Haiku, Chenou Liu
  6. Listening To Poe, Michael P. McParland
  7. My Love******Love, Natasa Tocuc
  8. End of the Night., Shelley Hornsby
  9. My Love, Natasa Tocuc
  10. Being Inspired by Geetha Jay Kumar's poe.., Akhtar Jawad
[Hata Bildir]