This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 11; the eleventh edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

I always have a smile on my face. I share your happiness and laugh with you. I laugh with you when I am not happy. I laugh with you when there is a storm of sadness killing me from within. I reveal the smile; while my sadness is hidden.

I leave everything behind and come with you. I leave everything behind even when I don’t want to. I leave everything behind because I am asked to. Nobody sees my sorrows, nor they notice my pain. My duty is all that matters, my emotions stay hidden.

When I cry and shed a tear, you think it is a tear of joy. A tear of joy to express my happiness. A tear of joy to celebrate your success. Joy is all that you see, tear is all that remains, while the truth is hidden.

I am the pillar of my family. I have to be strong enough to face the challenges. I have to be strong enough to take care of the weak you, I have to be strong enough to take care of the weak me. If you break down, you are human; if I break down, I am weak. My support is all you need; my weakness must always be hidden!

You see my face to judge my beauty. You see my clothes, to judge my outer self. You look at me and smile. Your smile is for the person I am not. You smile is for the person you want me to be. My mask is appreciated, but my inner beauty is forced to stay hidden..

People call me mysterious. But I am merely the person I have been forced to be. My mystery is my sadness and weakness, my emotions and my thoughts; each and every reaction of me you don’t want to see. Each and every reaction of me that you are scared of. Each and every reaction of me which you want to believe that it does not exist.

All I want is acceptance. All I want is acceptance of my wishes. All I want is acceptance of ME – the way I am – my individuality. All I want is an acceptance of the person that I am and not the person you want me to be.

I want you to be proud of the REAL ME and the HIDDEN ME. I want to be the same person from outside and from within.

I am a woman and I want to be myself. I am a woman and I want to feel proud of being one…

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About Guria

An Artist in Science: A Misfit 'cause I choose to be one. "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform" And a Maverick, because, I'm... umm... brilliant?
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30 Responses to Hidden

  1. Phoenixritu says:

    Your blogpost touched a chord in me as it must no doubt touch every woman who reads. You have expressed the deep seated need in every woman.


  2. aativas says:

    Nicely expressed.


  3. Harini says:

    wow! Its really really good :).


  4. HaRy!! says:

    Hey Guria… one of yur best!…standing up for every woman…


  5. Wow!
    Yes, women should have all the rights to be proud that they are women. πŸ™‚


  6. Rashmi says:

    Loved it!
    Each word speaks volumes about the feelings hidden.


  7. Arif says:

    Very well written G! Being Real is always the best feeling to have. Good luck.


  8. Deeps!! says:

    wow!! simply wow!! its so true for almost everyone.. what we are within and what we are supposed to be!! beautifully written Guria.. loved it!


  9. Shilpa Garg says:

    Very powerfully expressed!! Simply wow!!
    All the best for BAT-11. πŸ™‚


  10. pal says:

    Beautiful!!! And so sad yet true. This is the story of a million women! Will things ever change? Not until women learn to stand up for themselves!
    Lovely post .. it almost read like a poem πŸ™‚


  11. Leo says:

    hmm.. i know i can expect a powerpacked post when i enter ur blog! πŸ™‚

    it was beautiful!

    Leo – Hidden


  12. tikulicious says:

    As a woman you made my day with your post. Very well written. loved it


  13. Thats very confident and nice read being a gal.. keep it up gal..;)


  14. Roshmi Sinha says:

    Take a bow… and All the Best for BAT-11… !!!


  15. The Fool says:

    Interesting post. I was expecting another tense story though. This was totally different. Guess women can relate to it better. But logically made good sense.


  16. Bedlam says:


    All the best for the BAT.. πŸ™‚


  17. megzone says:

    awesome one… this ones a sure winner Guria…
    that was so apt and befitting πŸ™‚
    ROCK ON..!!!


  18. Nethra says:

    You should have posted this on women's day. It was nice! πŸ™‚


  19. Potent writing but a little confined in scope coz of the strong feminist touch-am sure you would have done equal justice had you kept the domain wide enough to include even the male gender.
    Nevertheless,a gripping read


  20. Nice one..:) very strong and subtle..

    All the best for the bat


  21. I'm proud of you Guria! Thats all I can say…


  22. Gyanban says:

    Interesting take -triber. flow was nice.


  23. adreamygal says:

    Thoguht provoking ..something hidden in you , did come out beautifully ! I guess somewhere in all of us , lot of things are remained hidden and just brot out that part beautifully ! All the best for BATOM πŸ™‚


  24. Tuppence says:

    awesome!!! Bang on post. Loved every bit of it. How much of our emotions , sadness we hide and show to the rest of the world our strengh. How we long as women for someone to love the 'hidden' us than the 'revealed' us. Absolutely beauty, lady!!!
    If I break down, am weak . If you do, you are human!! –lovely
    simply one of the best I have written so far.


  25. gkam says:

    Lovely. Emotions unleashed.

    ATB for BATOM

    Gkam: Hidden


  26. Well expressed! πŸ˜‰

    All the best for BAT!

    PS: http://bit.ly/thestupidgirl


  27. Mehak says:

    excellent! i loved this…could relate to it a lot..


  28. Rajlakshmi says:

    we try to hide ourselves under a thousand mask… that is when we are not ourselves… sometimes it just feels good to be hidden πŸ™‚
    well expresssed πŸ™‚


  29. im touched… all the best πŸ™‚

    and hey, i have got a bit busy with studies, so blog time restricted for sundays. so wont be able to comment much on ur blog.i read the blogs i follow on my phone when i take breaks at the library, but my phone ka internet doesn allow commenting. so plz don mind if u don't get a comment from me on ur blogs. im still readin it πŸ™‚ cheers


  30. why am i not surprised… had expected a post like this…:D


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