The Courage to Smile
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AyenGrayce15 | INFP | Filipino
Autoplay OFF  •  a year ago
Are you one of them?

The Courage to Smile

by wondergrayce

I know a lot of people who smile so bright Whose lips make a line from their left ear to the right

Contagious as their smile can be Their charm never quite worked on me

I was never the happy person type I don't know why for that people want me to apologize

It's not my fault I grew up too fast It's not my fault I knew the difference between the truths and the lies

A common misconception that I used to believe That happy people are just innocent and too naive

I thought they have to have lived under a rock to not have seen how cruel the world can be

One day a happy friend revealed herself to me That hidden in her smile was an unspeakable past underneath

She was almost unrecognizable I was taken aback in disbelief When her smile dispersed and instead there were tears

Since then I never saw happy people the same way They taught me that you could either fight negativity or choose to let it stay

And that is something from them that I will always admire That despite the hardships and challenges in life

They still have the courage to smile

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9 months agoReply
Some of the brightest smiles hide unimaginable pain some people may be drowning in there own tears on the inside and laughing the loudest to drown out the pain nice poem

therinamartinsSilver CommaWriter and Friend
a year agoReply
This is so amazing I'm crying right now. I am a very happy person, but I've taught myself to fight through all the hardships, and still look at the brighter side of life. People do call me naïve, innocent, gullible.... But that's because they just see the outside. Not the inside. And when they do...well, their reaction is quite like yours. Shocked, amazed, unbelieving. Our courage to smile is our way of fighting life with what we have. Fighting with our own weapons. Does life get easier? Some say yes. Others say no. But I'll tell you this: it stays the same. The only thing different is how we will fight. How we will come out at the end. How we will look at what's ahead and how we will take it. Life doesn't get easier, believe me, and our past will forever haunt us. But we can block it out by bringing some sunshine to it. We can minimize what goes on inside with our smile, our happy attitude. That's how I wake up everyday and still live by the end of it.

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
well done @wondergrayce! you touched on a really powerful topic that I know we all feel

chromiumSilver CommaI like to think I'm amazing
a year agoReply
this is seriously amazing <3 <3

itsmoeyyywriter. dreamer.
a year agoReply
I love this. Great job! 💕💕

rainandsnowBronze Commabooks+music=true love
a year agoReply
Very true. Its difficult to smile when you feel as if your world is collapsing.

a year agoReply
this is so inspiring!

lisaSilver CommaCats
a year agoReply
this is so so so true. everybody faces hard times. the strong ones smile on :)