Behind A Smile

What mysteries lie behind a smile

And what stories lie untold behind a laugh

Those who appear to be happy

Aren’t always as they seem

Sometimes I feel as though

I am the one hiding behind myself

Sometimes I don’t feel like talking

I don’t feel like laughing

But you gotta smile through it

Because that’s what people expect

Your smile is therapy to others

But where’s the relaxation for you

Who knows what goes on?

Who knows what battles have to be won?

Who knows what problems are masked?

Who knows who is really happy?

Or just hiding behind a smile

6 thoughts on “Behind A Smile

  1. This is so true… Everyone thinks Christians are suppose to be happy go lucky all the time. We have issues just like everybody else. What lies behind a smile… only God knows. Be Blessed!!!

  2. Exhausting to have to always put up that front. I think that’s why I’m so bad at it. It’s hard for me to hide my feelings if I’m down or moody or whatever. Sometimes I envy people who can smile through anything, but it’s just not me. But I definitely get what you’re saying about not necessarily knowing what’s really going on behind what you see. So many people look so put together but they’re struggling with the same kind of issues as everyone else.
    Nice poem 🙂

  3. Depending on the day, sometimes I can play it off well and some days I just can’t…or don’t want to, lol. Yeah I just think if we really knew what a lot of people were dealing with, we’d be shocked because we only see the exterior. Thanks! Glad you liked the poem.

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