It is written somewhere… – Anoush Krikorian

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Anush Krikorian’s “it is written somewhere…”

It is written somewhere…

It is written somewhere,
“Laugh and smile
and the world will
laugh and smile with you.”

But how can I laugh,
How can I smile,
When deep within my heart,
Deep within my soul,
I feel such pain.

How can I laugh
With you, dear world,
with such unhealed wounds –
the warm blood still running down my chest.

How can I laugh,
With you, dear world,
When my soul feels such pain
and sheds such tears.

How can I laugh,
with you, dear world,
When my soul feels such pain.

Anoush Krikorian, 1994

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