Wounds Hidden By Smiles (Tanka)

Wounds hidden by smiles

Are at times the most painful

Tears stain their pillows

Post-traumatic stress is real

Even though you can’t see it


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


13 thoughts on “Wounds Hidden By Smiles (Tanka)

  1. I hid my pain behind smiles and laughter for 40 years until I had a complete physical and mental breakdown. Post traumatic stress is very real and does stay with you. We who live with it everyday are amazingly strong, courageous people.

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