Tears of a Clown


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Photo Credit: Britt Smith

I was looking through Facebook the other day, and I couldn’t help but notice how everyone is getting engaged, having a baby, or graduating (It’s that time of the year). Social Media is the best, isn’t it?  It’s easy to automatically become envious of another on how lives are portrayed online. “OMG, they look so happy!” “Ugh! I wish I was on that trip with her.” Meanwhile, you’re thinking someone’s in the Bahamas but really they’ve just created a backyard oasis. Are we truly as happy as we are claiming to be?


No. Nah. NON. It’s so easy to be someone else behind a computer or to give the illusion that nothing ever bothers them. I wish nothing in life bothered me but there are multiple things (people) that get on my last nerve. The difference is that I don’t share on social media. I hate attention whether positive or negative, it just makes me uncomfortable. So, why are we so busy trying to impress somebody else by SHOWING them that we’re so happy instead of just BEING happy.

Oh yeah yeah yeah
Now if there’s a smile on my face
It’s only there trying to fool the public
But when it comes down to fooling you
Now honey that’s quite a different subject



Photo Credit: Britt Smith 

I’ve learned that people who always have to say that they’re happy, aren’t. It’s that simple. These days fake is the new reality and it’s hard to recognize when something or someone is real. If that doesn’t bother you then you’re one of those people here for the likes. We’re sitting here acting like some clowns by putting on a mask to face whoever or whatever. Why? For what? Maybe because it’s easier to be because camouflaging gives us a “one up” on somebody else.

But don’t let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
Really I’m sad, oh I’m sadder than sad
You’re gone and I’m hurting so bad
Like a clown I appear to be glad (sad, sad, sad, sad)


I don’t know. I guess I’m just tired of seeing people saying their happy but they’re not. Don’t get me wrong, I love when people share happiness and I’m not saying to stop. Just stop desiring what someone else has just from what is being shown online. We don’t really know their story, we don’t really know what it took for them to get that trip, baby, or to graduate. Everyone’s story is different and sometimes, most times, people are only showing the good. The bad exists but we just aren’t always seeing it. People are just showing you their own version of “Tears of a clown.”

Now if I appear to be carefree
It’s only to camouflage my sadness
And honey to shield my pride I try
To cover this hurt with a show of gladness
But don’t let my show convince you


Photo Credit: Britt Smith 


That’s it ya’ll! Just remember the next time you see a social media post it may not be what you think! Love always! (Check out Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown” I’m sure it’ll make you think of one person you know. PEACE

Kineatra Jones MS, founder & editor of NaturallyNex.com loves educating women on all things natural hair, beauty, and life. Created in August 2015, NaturallyNex.com is a lifestyle, entertainment, and beauty blog. We are focused on showing the most updated information on natural hair, beauty, fashion, travel, and encouragement. NaturallyNex.com occasionally hosts contests and other giveaways.


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