My smile will not fade away;
No, not until my dying day.
I must stay strong
For those who do not care.
My heart is surely breaking,
A wineglass dropped on the ground
Without a second thought.
But still my eyes light up
With a wonder sure to dumbfound.
My mind screams to be let out;
It claws its walls and gasps for air.
Still my mask keeps the truth at bay.
I am so strong,
Or at least that's what they say.
You know, those who can never know about
What is actually happening.
They will never discover
The truth which I hide, day by day,
Behind my mask.
Those who care know won't feel the same
When they see how often I give up inside.
They will never, ever see the shame
Of everything that kills me to hide.
They don't even try to ask.