A smile can hide a lot
It can wrap up all the sorrows and pains
It can hide the tears you want to shed
A smile can hide all the thoughts in your head
About yourself and what you do
It protects your self-doubts too.
It makes them think you’re happy
You don’t have a care in the world
“Why would she be sad? Have you seen her smile?”
“I’ve never met a more happier person.”
Sometimes I get stuck in this state of Darkness
I just curl myself into a ball so tightly that I disappear from space for a while.
Sometimes I get stuck in this space
and I feel like my tears and my thoughts
are climbing up my throat and clogging it
A simple smile can hide a lot.
They ask me how I am, so I put on a fake smile, and say, " I'm doing great, how about you?"
You don't recognize the fright.
You don't see me crying into my pillow at night.
You don't understand the pain I feel.
But how could you?
All you see,
Is a smile