Smile Inside


Smile Inside

I've flipped a chapter in my life,
and I grip it now.
I realize that I'm not fit
for shallow rivers
or sounds.
I wear a grin,
hoping that deep within
I could reach my soul
to no longer pretend.
I need to be happy.
I need to feel the joy
of a guy in a candy store
letting the little boy -
run free.
Of course, he's not
going to look crabby.
He'll have this persona
that's far from snappy.
And that's me;
that's where I want to be.
I would like my enemies
to know that when they
come for me
I'll sport a smile
that'll break the foul...
My character won't be dried,
because the happiness
that I show
is deep inside.

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Flashpoetry commented on Smile Inside


love the positive spirit

Paradice21 commented on Smile Inside


others succeed, us living for our dreams and to be happy OR At least to find middle ground if nothing else!

Paradice21 commented on Smile Inside


Yes Pen nicely spoken. Continue to wear that smile. Will be heading back to work next week had a good break. I enjoy every moment that I can to come on the site and enjoy life while I can too. That’s what life should all about, us wanting to see ot

gogant commented on Smile Inside


Words that speak of my thoughts too.

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

ThePen’s Poems (10)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Take This Letter 15
Living for One... 7
Fill Me In 12
A Humble Husband 7
Smile Inside 4
An Unformal Invitation 6
Never Mind 4
Give Me Strength 6
Sure I'm Crazy 6
Where Am I? 13