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I'm regaining my positive outlook, I really am,

It might seem strange at first, but it is who I am.

"Everything will get better if you smile", I believe this now,

I used to scoff at this, but I can smile now, I think they can.

 

You know what came with this? Bravery.

Bravery to not be shackled by my own rules,

Bravery to speak to her, to break a promise I made,

Bravery to see that sometimes, rules are wrong.

 

I made some long ago, and stood by them,

My values, my bible, my everything, I kept them intact.

But that was wrong, because it was the start of my pessimism,

Maybe what I did sometimes was wrong, but I had my optimism.

 

And now, things will get better if you smile, if you take a step,

I believe this, I cast my promises away, that's my first large step.

I was brave enough to talk to her, and I am hopeful of the outcome,

It's only optimism, but I ask you, when has smiling ever hurt anyone?

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DRAGONlolidk123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I lke smiles! And smiling:). You know what else I like ...tis poem, it's another good piece....and that is all I really have to say.....I need to work on my comments :D
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crystelclear1104 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the message behind this! Well done. :D
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Writer
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES. I love the message behind this! :la:
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
: ) Welcome to the world of smiles and happiness! (Sorta!) We have cookies!!!

Haha! Now we just need Realist to join us...
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DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Smiling never hurts anyone, but maybe the person who is smiling.
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aalie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
:D :huggle:
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LivingInMyThoughts Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
This makes me so very happy. I'm glad you seem to be doing better. :)
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Hah~! Optimism is a mask~ But hey, it's a happy mask.
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LivingInMyThoughts Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
That it is. :D
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Darksknight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Writer
Very well done, as usual. I would expect nothing less from you, though.
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Midda-the-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True smile is a light everyone has somewhere inside and can show to others :meow: you know, while reading this, I smiled. Really. I'm writing honestly :D
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Thanks Midda :) You any good on LoL yet? Add me and I'll play with you :P
ForgottenReaper. I tried teemo and got 35/19/16 xD first time.
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Midda-the-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm only 5 lvl for now :P And so far I'm not bad. Was even godlike once but enemy team wasn't a big deal. But I only play Morgana, two or three plays more and I think I'll be able to buy her. And my nickname is of course Midda the Cat :meow:
Teemo is deadly. Little scoundrel with mushrooms X3 I think that for the first time you did great! Maybe quite many deaths but everyone looks at kills first :D
Btw, which lvl do you have?
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Go play with me now? XD
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Midda-the-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Umm, okay, but give me a while, I'm on tablet X3
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
23 XD
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Midda-the-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just a few levels difference...X3
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Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Writer
Answer: when you were laughing so hard your face hurt.
Could also give a negative reply, but... :p
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
XD That made me laugh a lot XDDDD No joke.
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WinterWolf10 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful, Reaper. :) I love the meaning behind this piece and I love the last line. :D Wonderful job!
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
You would love the meaning, optimist XD
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WinterWolf10 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well of course! XD
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