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Poem – Smile, Be Positive… Like They All Say ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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Smile, Be Positive… Like They All Say

~ Lilly Hope Lucario


Just smile, it’s what everyone wants to see

Just act strong, like you’re expected to be

You can’t be negative, that’s not allowed

Got to be positive, hopeful and proud

After all, hope is your middle name

Anything else, is weakness and shame

But I have no hope left, I’m now too ill

46 years of abuse, my soul it did kill

My body it’s broken… old and weary

It wants to die, be at rest, be free

But, I have to keep going, every day

Put on that smile, like they all say

Forty six years of trauma and abuse

Not one of them had a valid excuse

Doesn’t matter, still have to be positive

Even if you have nothing left to give

Don’t go to counselling and say you want to die

Just be positive and try not to cry

Just act like your life is such a blessing

Even though it’s been nothing but pain and suffering

Just squash it all back down and suppress it all

Keep that pain and grief behind a wall

Keep it hidden away from people’s sight

Pretend you haven’t given up the fight

But you know you’re nothing but the walking dead

Your soul killed off, on it’s final death bed

But, turn on that smile and keep them happy

Even though God has clearly forsaken thee

It doesn’t matter, it’s never been about you

You never mattered, you know that’s true

So put on that smile and act every day

Smile, be positive, like they all say.

~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

One thought on “Poem – Smile, Be Positive… Like They All Say ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. ❤ Hugs for you…