the day I heard it all
The day I should’ve cried the most
The day I barely breathed
The day that changed everything
I smiled because the words I longed to say were captured by my white tooth fence and guarded by my sharp tongue
I smiled because my shouts were too loud and my emotions were too strong for the world to contain
I smiled because I’d rather have my words held tight than wish to whisper them back
I smiled because I had no choice...
Because sometimes all you could do is smile.
By: Hadeel Altaraifi