Hidden Beneath a Smile

The sky doesn’t seem so bright tonight

It’s overcast, just like my mind

Pounding like the rain on the pavement

Emotions run wild in my head

Puddles under my eyes keep growing

Wearing a smile to hide this pain

Hidden is this display of torture

When people are around to see

This façade crumbles when alone

Can’t hide from the face in the mirror

Eyes tell the secrets never told

Clear as day in this image of strength

Weakness never shown burns bright

Tears not cried flow down smoothly

The demons are released from their cage

For only moments until locked back up

Tears stop and it’s time to smile again.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Sometimes a smile is just a facade.

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