Don’t Smile


Don’t smile
To shroud the pain
To conceal the strain

Don’t smile
To stop the bleeding of the heart

Smile not
Neither to cloud a sore
Nor to veil the real score

Offer not your smile as a gift…
Grinned from the cheeks of a Greek

Don’t wear it as a facade
…a dangerous camouflage

Pick not your smile
From the vines of sore
Let it fall
From the tree of joy



Teacher-Writer-Lifelong Learner I have three passions - teaching, writing, and learning. I am a Filipino currently residing and teaching in South Korea. I blog and vlog the things I write. I have two websites and two YouTube channels where I publish my works in my areas of interest. I also use Wattpad and Pinterest to publish my creative works. I am into research as well. Some of my articles were presented at conferences and published in indexed-journals. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on October 18, 2016, in Poetry, Tula and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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