.. to Live..!!


I smile to hide my tears,

I laugh so you don’t hear me cry..!!

I often do what you keep scared of-

Learning to smile again in the process.



72 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jhpoetry
    May 30, 2011 @ 21:18:59



  2. Robin Elizabeth
    May 27, 2011 @ 09:06:09

    I can entirely relate to that poem. Simple and sweet, but I like it.



  3. Meghna
    May 26, 2011 @ 16:32:48

    πŸ™‚ keep smiling…. thats the best makeup one has πŸ™‚


  4. PinkLady
    May 25, 2011 @ 19:05:30

    one step at a time is all you need… beautiful words as always! πŸ™‚


  5. Ms. Queenly
    May 24, 2011 @ 09:36:19

    Isn’ t this the story of my life recently? Its process, to learn what this piece teaches in its very expression. Thank you, Olivia.



    • Olivia
      May 24, 2011 @ 11:24:11

      Geee.. Thanks Queenly! You are so kind to me in your words. Indeed, this is no heroism; only how it is in reality!!
      Sending you big hugs xox


  6. Life: Between the lines
    May 23, 2011 @ 06:14:45

    I know the feeling…
    enjoy the rally!


  7. Harry Nicholson
    May 22, 2011 @ 16:48:07

    Lovely. It would coalesce into haiku perhaps.


  8. Someone is Special
    May 22, 2011 @ 12:26:25

    Brave Olivia.. Here is my rally post, ~ come on idiot, you are for me ~

    ! Happy Sunday !

    Someone is Special


  9. A.B. Thomas
    May 21, 2011 @ 20:53:22

    I liked this one, it reminded me of a painting once of a smiling clown crying….


  10. genebrother
    May 21, 2011 @ 19:30:34

    Learning to Smile
    You know how to Laugh
    If this is what it takes for you
    Then by all means… Laugh, Laugh and Laugh

    Keep the Faith


  11. Paulami
    May 21, 2011 @ 18:11:48

    i guess you are brave enough to write them, to let words speak for you..


  12. Daydreamertoo
    May 21, 2011 @ 17:30:17

    Very short and straight to the point. The secret of it all (I had to learn) is the ‘Letting go’
    Nice imagery used. Thank you.


  13. Sam
    May 21, 2011 @ 12:41:15

    It is the exact feeling I had when I wrote my latest poem…hugs Olivia..xoxo


  14. mindlovemisery
    May 20, 2011 @ 23:12:23

    Beautiful =)


  15. iBeingMe
    May 20, 2011 @ 18:18:43

    Nice write.


  16. Ina
    May 20, 2011 @ 12:38:43

    keep smiling! πŸ™‚


  17. lolamouse
    May 20, 2011 @ 07:22:58

    Beautiful expression of your inner thoughts. I’d like to nominate you for the “PerfectPoet” award. (Better late than never-I’ve had it for a while and hadn’t passed it on yet. finally got around to it!)


  18. thoughtsnotlost
    May 20, 2011 @ 05:07:58

    LOVE this! Well done!


  19. Iris D
    May 20, 2011 @ 03:39:07

    A smile covers a lot of pain yet is bravery at its best.
    Keep smiling Olivia, as you always make us smile on Thursdays!!


  20. Marlee-I Mystic
    May 20, 2011 @ 03:27:12

    Using joy to hide the sadness and to bring you to true joy. I love it!


  21. Peggy Nolan
    May 20, 2011 @ 02:07:53

    I don’t hide anymore…however, I do what others are scared of …


  22. Rajlakshmi
    May 20, 2011 @ 00:58:22

    touching write…
    it is through these process that we learn how to live.


  23. Christine
    May 19, 2011 @ 23:41:25

    I’m not sure how to interpret the third line. It could have so many meanings πŸ™‚


  24. Raivenne
    May 19, 2011 @ 20:28:14

    A wonderful write, O. The learning to smile again through it all is a hard lesson indeed.


  25. Chimnese
    May 19, 2011 @ 15:27:04

    so many o fus do that..hide our tears from the ones around us.
    this is a true fact..
    love it


  26. Jingle
    May 19, 2011 @ 10:45:02

    simple words.
    very divine sentiments,

    Thanks for sharing..


  27. Andy
    May 19, 2011 @ 07:50:46

    Hello Olivia,
    We all at one time or other put on a facade to hide our troubles.
    A smiling face always looks so inviting & welcoming.

    Best wishes always brave one.


    • Olivia
      May 23, 2011 @ 00:16:15

      That’s soooooooooooooo right Andy! A smiling face brings a lot of good fortune too.. πŸ™‚
      Thank you again for being so kind to me.. hugs xox


  28. Judith Evans
    May 19, 2011 @ 05:55:43

    How true that we have to keep learning to smile through the pain. Beautiful poem!


  29. mairmusic
    May 19, 2011 @ 05:27:15

    Olivia– You are a wonder. Your heart is in every line you write. Nicely done, and keep it up, my friend.


  30. Henry Clemmons
    May 19, 2011 @ 03:59:53

    I be like that at times, seeing how no ne is here to challenge me:)
    Great write. Learning to smile, no matter how many times, is vital.


  31. Alive aLwaYs
    May 19, 2011 @ 03:50:29

    You show resilience, of your free will. That’s great!


  32. seabell
    May 19, 2011 @ 00:41:34

    Being simple it says so much… I love it!


  33. Mihir Vatsa
    May 19, 2011 @ 00:01:58

    What a thought! A thought indeed embedded in the dark and misty veil of reality! Bravo!


  34. trisha
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 17:03:12

    You are a brave soul. A winner.

    lots of love.


  35. buttercup600
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 02:05:32

    Don’t we all hide our with laughs and smiles πŸ™‚ The learning to smile is the most important part my girlfriend xx Big hugs always xxxx


    • Olivia
      Oct 06, 2010 @ 06:57:27

      Mandies.. you are so right. Something we all often tend to ignore and sulk.. πŸ™‚
      Big huggss to you too.. xox

      I would go and read some from Potluck today.. after posting the invites, I had wanted to take a short break yesterday.. today’s a new day again


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