Posted in POETRY


smiles are misleading

Don’t ever believe them

Fake smiles, all I know

Ornate my face, people are jealous of

the pain I concealed inside

Turmoil in head

You will never know

Soul crying in the dark

Running in distress

Anxiety which I never divulge

Hiding behind that big smile

More afraid of sympathy

That is never meant

Gives more grief

As nobody ever understands

I smile and laugh

On my petty self

Before anyone else would know

May be

Giving me the strength to face it all

To always put a brave self

Is not easy, you know

want for an escape

Where I can be myself

Not all smiling faces

Are happy faces, you know

Smiles are always misleading, I guess so!!!!!
©Era Singh

Thanks for reading it😊😊

And do share with me, do you also think, smiles are misleading?


I am Doctor by profession who loves to write poetry and articles , a mental health enthusiastic , nature lover and very much interested in history and mythology .

119 thoughts on “Smiles

  1. Beautiful lines Era
    “ Fake it till you make it “ fake a smile , if need be , to hide the pain inside …( from parents / loved ones )
    that curve sends some message to brain .. it starts setting things right in the mind , bit by bit ..

    I used the above to move ahead from a bitter break up many years ago 😊

    Liked by 4 people

  2. सच है यह बात तो पर अगर आप अपने जीवन में एक ऐसा मित्र बना ले जो आपकी मुस्कान के पीछे छिपा दर्द, आपके क्रोध के पीछे छिपा आपका प्रेम और आपके मौन के पीछे छिपी आपकी भावनाओं को जो समझ ले, जो मित्र आपकी यह तीन बातें जानता है तोह इनके सहारे आप जीवन की बड़ी से बड़ी कठनाईया पार कर सकते है।

    Liked by 4 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.