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Smile And Laugh Or Crash And Burn
by Erica Ivory

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To A Friend.. I hope! Repost for this friend.. Hope he understnds.

I fear for you at times..
Always pretending
life is fine..
I hear your pain
in your laugh..
Do you think
you can fool..
The one
who fools you?
But you laugh..
And I laugh too.
Knowing it's a lie..
Knowing the pain
you try to escape..
Knowing it is too late
to undo what has already
been learned..
Smile and laugh
or crash and burn.
I feel your needs..
Your need to hide..
To feel in control..
To fool everyone..
Your successful goal..
I want to protect you..
Make this time of pain
fly away..
But I am just a friend..
Who knows how you feel..
Who can hear the pain
through the laughter..
Even as I laugh with you..
Because it is our way..
To survive or die..
It is too late to undo
what has already
been learned..
Smile and laugh..
or crash and burn.
No tears..
Just smile..
As we cry inside..
Wish I could
take your pain..
I would laugh it away..
I would gladly do
this for you my friend..
To save you from the
fate I fear..
That one day
your laughs
Will turn
into tears..
Then I will know ..
It is too late
to undo what has been learned..
Too late to save you..
as you crash and burn.


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Reviewed by Woman Words (Reader)
lovely....such a moving gift
Reviewed by judeace
well done! you have a very open heart...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You are a true friend Erica. Beautiful write....
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
wonderful write
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
"Then I will know ..
It is too late
to undo what has been learned..
Too late to save you..
as you crash and burn. "
excellent Peggy
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK

Very Good To Point,Do-Tell
It Is Why I Say Satan Devil Smiles_Well
I,(God), TRASK Laugh Last_

Pain, Face It Or You Will Crash N Burn_
No One Can Help Anyone Until That One Person Learns To Help Your Ownself 1st_

Truly, There's Nothing Funny In This World
Today, Then,Tear's Will Be Too Late...

Reviewed by the phantom pheonix (Reader)
you are not the only one who is beginning to worry over my dark depression and wants me to live life i thank you for caring about people like me who hide our pain and are scared of revealing ourselves you are such a special and sweet person for that
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
Excellant testimony to friendship Erica and if this friend is a friend he will be so honored by your work!
Reviewed by Dove (Reader)
Powerful statements here well done..!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
very well done
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Erica this is awesome...I too can email a friend and sense the troubling spirit in friends are is a sensitivity that is a are a good friend Erica...glad you put it into words for us to read....Floria
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
You are a good friend.
Reviewed by Little Miss...
A beautiful testimoney to friendship ;)

Jilly & John
Reviewed by Anthony Yaccovacci (Reader)
well done!

Reviewed by Heidi Klein (Reader)
Erica ... this is beautiful. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is let our loved ones live out the decisions they have made in their lives. You did a spectacular write.
Reviewed by Digital Fairy
Very touching sentiments expressed in this piece, well done :)

Reviewed by Singingbrooke
I hope this person sees what true friedship is all about. Friends can see into the heart.. past the tears..into their fears.. and will stick by you.. May he see this
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
Just as powerful and caring as the first post, Erica! Great write of the meaning of "caring'! :)
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
This was very moving, I know this feeling of not knowing what to do, hang back, or say something, I think you must be a very good friend to understand and want to help him, I hope he does let you...

This one hit close to me,
Excellent and so caring,

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