I’m Happy

Fake it until you make it,
Does it work with happiness too?
Cause I put on a smile all day long,
As my heart bleeds the saddest songs.
I’m happier than I’ve ever been;
This is the most beautiful day I’ve seen.
I keep telling these lies to myself,
In hope that they come true someday.
I cry myself to sleep at night,
I dread the glimmering morning light.
Some days I just want to slit my wrist,
Give this life a bloody twist.
Oh, I wish to be buried deep,
Six feet under, I want to sleep.
But I wake up every single day,
And plaster a smile on my face.
“I’m happy,” I say.
“I’m okay,” I lie.

Featured image by:Β Dalila DalpratΒ fromΒ Pexels

102 Comments Add yours

  1. Seeing you after soooo long. How are you?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      I’m good, dear. How have you been?

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      1. I am good too. Thanks for asking.

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      2. WildHeart says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  2. Take good care of you.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Cindy. You too! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’

      Liked by 1 person

      1. β€οΈπŸ™Œ

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  3. Stuart says:

    Take care of yourself please 😊

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you, Stuart. I will. You too take care of yourself. πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Shreyaaaaaaaaaaaa😍😍😍😍

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Baka baka 😍😍😍😍😍😍

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Navin says:

    Good to see you back, Shreya. I hope you’re doing well & it’s a fantasy poem.

    FYI: a lot has happened with my site. I’ve shutdown navinspoems.com (due to several issues) & have created a brand new site navinspoetry.com.

    Take care dear ✨❀️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Navin. I’m doing well. How have you been?
      I’ll definitely go through your site. I’m sure I’ve missed out on lots of amazing poetry.
      Loads of love. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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      1. Navin says:

        I’m glad to know you’re doing sell. I’m fine, thanks. I haven’t been writing a lot due to issues with my old site. I spent over 2 months in resolving the issue, which no one could help with. So I lost a lots of time. But I think I’m back now 😊❀️❀️

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      2. WildHeart says:

        I’m glad you’re back. πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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      3. Navin says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈ

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  6. uzzawal1911 says:

    This is good poem, and I think its common for a creative mind to feel conflicted and overthink. Given how creative you are its quite possible. Imo journaling the thoughts will help. I wish you best.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Uzzawal. I journal a lot. How have you been?

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      1. uzzawal1911 says:

        I am good, thank you. 😊

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      2. WildHeart says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—

        Like

  7. Silver Stone says:

    WildHeart!!!!!! It’s so good to hear from you! πŸ˜ƒ
    It’s been a while, bud. How are you doing?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Heyyy… it’s nice being back. 😍😍
      I’ve been good, dear. How have you been?

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      1. Silver Stone says:

        I’m doing good. You know, same old stuff

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      2. WildHeart says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  8. There is happiness and purpose in this life. You don’t have to “put on a smile.” Find your inner smile. Read this. It may help you. Blessings. https://davidgittlin.net/2020/05/14/hidden-treasure/

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, David. It really helped, especially your bio. I’m a copywriter hoping to write her own book someday. Seems like, your life is my dream life.
      You stumbling upon my poem is the best thing that happened to me today. 😍😍

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      1. I’m so glad it helped. I started out with copy writing, then short stories, then screenplay, then novels. One step at a time. Your dream will come true.

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      2. WildHeart says:

        Thank you so much, David. You’re an inspiration! πŸ˜πŸ€—

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  9. Adidas says:

    Mental health degradation in poetry: spot on, girl!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, dear. Glad you liked it. How have you been?

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  10. Shreyyyyyaaaaa hiiiiiiiiii!
    How have you been? It’s been so long. I hope you are good.

    This poem is so beautiful.
    I hope it’s just a poem and you don’t plaster your smile.

    We love our Shreya and we want her to smile always!
    And also to tell her we really missed her here. Hope she stays now. And not leave us.

    I really missed you girlπŸ€—

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  11. Nice one πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

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      1. You’re welcome! 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Harsh says:

    Oh, I wish to be buried deep,
    Six feet under, I want to sleep.

    I wish the same. So good!

    Heyyyyaaaaaaaa!!!! How are you????

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      I’m kinda sad that you feel the same… Hehe
      I’ve been good. How have you been? How’s everything? πŸ€—

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      1. Harsh says:

        Don’t be sad. I live with it so, doesn’t matter.
        Glad to know you are good. I am fine. Things are okay-ish. Thank you for asking. πŸ˜ƒ

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      2. WildHeart says:

        πŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

        Liked by 1 person

  13. Anushk@ says:

    Shreyaaaaaaaa🀩
    Do you have any freakin’ idea…how much I have missed you here???

    Now don’t go please πŸ₯Ί
    I want my smiling Shreya with her emojis.!!
    Bring her back asap.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Heyyyy… Don’t miss me. I’m always just a call away! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
      I’ll try not to go. But for now I’m back with all my hugs and love. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’—πŸ’—β£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
      Love you loads and loads!! πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

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  14. Wow, Shreya. This is true for many.. well written! Sometimes plastering a smile is much better than trying to explain. Because most people won’t listen anyway. If they do listen, what they have to say probably won’t make things any better πŸ™†πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Shweta!! So glad you liked it. Sending you loads and loads of love. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️
      How have you been?

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  15. And I’ve missed you, Shreya! It’s great to have you back!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      I’m glad to be back! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈ
      I’m sure I’ve missed so many awesome posts on your blog. I’ll read it all soon. 😍😍😍

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  16. Era says:

    Hey, Shreya, how you have been? I hope you are doing good
    Happy to see you back

    And yes, beautiful poem πŸ’™

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    1. WildHeart says:

      I’ve been good, Era. How have you been? How’s everything?

      I’m glad to be back. And thank you so much for all the love and support you keep showing me. Sending you loads and loads of love. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

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      1. Era says:

        That’s nice to know
        I am fine too
        πŸ’™πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’™

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      2. WildHeart says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  17. Brad Osborne says:

    Glaring and unforgiving, the oppression of life falls heavy with your words. Your unblinking view on sadness speaks to places most do not want to think about. You create a lovely tension between life and the desire for more than life. Well written, Shreya! Good to read your work again!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Brad. So glad you liked it. Your words always mean so much to me. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈ

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  18. Ladysag77 says:

    Never cared for the “fake it till you make it” mantra. Living life real, out loud and proud is my way. Nice poem my friend ❀

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, dear! You’re right living life as it is, is so much better than faking. ❣️❣️❣️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Sure! Thank you so much!

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  20. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I’m not necessarily good at faking it. Sometimes just being honest about it helps. Hopefully this makes sense.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Honesty always helps! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’• Thank you! β™₯️

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      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I have no reason to lie.

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      2. WildHeart says:

        Haha… That’s nicee!

        Liked by 1 person

  21. I miss you, too, Shreya. I hope the sadness does not overwhelm, but that your beautiful spirit keeps you afloat when the water rises. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Aww, Dave… I miss you too! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ I’m good!
      How have you been?

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      1. Trying to stay positive here. I’ve been riddled with health issues recently. Keeping faith and staying strong. I hope to see more of you around here soon, dear Shreya! β€πŸ€—πŸ€—β€

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        Damn!! Take care, Dave. Did you go to the doctor?

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      3. Yes, many times. It’s an ongoing issue. Thank you for your concern! Stay happy, Shreya! πŸ€—

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      4. Shreya Joshi says:

        Take care, Dave! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•

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      5. Thank you, sweetheart! πŸ€—πŸ€—β£πŸ’ž

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      6. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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      7. πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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      8. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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  22. Ishita Gupta says:

    The last two lines broke my heartπŸ’” Such an amazing poem Shreya!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, dear! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’—

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  23. Snehakathiravan says:

    β€œI’m okay,” I lie.
    The best line ❀️ you expressed your thoughts visually . Keep doing ❀️❀️

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, dear! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

      Like

  24. Incredible!!! Your poetry is amazing as usual. Seems to me that you’re going through some rough time. Hope you’re doing well, and I hope you’ll get out of it soon. Have a great dayπŸ™‚

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, dear. I’m doing good. How are you?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I’m greatπŸ™‚

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  25. Rishika Jain says:

    πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’–

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Ps.ItsE says:

    We have that saying in nursing school- fake it till you make it. I like it because it give u a β€œsense” of assurance and confidence – however In real life – blah- I can’t do it. But I tell myself that tomorrow will be a better day:)
    Xo

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      We all tell little white lies to ourselves. How else are we supposed to face another day? πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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  27. theweesmirk says:

    So damn relatable. Truly. πŸ™‚

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      It means a lot coming from you. I absolutely adore your blog. I guess I’m gonna sit and read each and every one of your post. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. theweesmirk says:

        I adore You for saying that! You’re extremely talented; don’t Ever stop writing!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        Thank you so much!! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

        Liked by 1 person

  28. daneelyunus says:

    Welcome back Shreya

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      I’m glad to be back! β™₯️β™₯️

      Like

      1. daneelyunus says:

        You are my great friend 😊😊❀️

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

        Like

      3. daneelyunus says:

        😊😊

        Liked by 1 person

      4. daneelyunus says:

        Please you do not forget me and you always my great friend. I miss you when you are busy 😊😊

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Shreya Joshi says:

        Haha… Thank you so much. How can anyone forget you?

        Like

      6. daneelyunus says:

        😊😊

        Liked by 1 person

  29. blogworld247 says:

    No sadness by my side

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  30. blogworld247 says:

    Happy people hardly old

    Liked by 1 person

  31. blogworld247 says:

    I always want to be happy

    Liked by 1 person

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