Treasure Island

Angel A. Lockwood

(07//64 / Nyc)

Smiling Facez


Smiling Faces
Can tell lies
For if you
Would just look
A little closer
At times,
You may find
It's a crooked
Upside down frown
Only smiling vividly,
Seemingly filled with humor
When other people are around
Only to cover up the huge turmoil
Down inside

Submitted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Ive found many people to be hurting, discouraged, , even suicidal.
While no one ever claims to have really knewn.
So, I pray this piece will bring awareness to others hidden struggles,
Sooner than later. It's okay to look a little closer. Its inhuman not to care.

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