They ask me why I never speak
Why my face holds a constant expression
Don’t tell them now, then they’ll know
A face of half-worn smiles and quiet laughs
A lack of personality, I think not
But we all wear our silent masks
A slight pause of hesitation
Before every word and thought
No don’t say that, they’ll only hate
You for it.
“We’re always here for you,” they say
[don’t believe them, it’s a lie]
Why should I tell you how I feel
If it will only be disregarded?
My hopes and dreams
Were shot down once
[like a dove, right through the chest]
After that I had vowed, ‘never again.’
A stony façade from here on out
Never again will I let you in
Never again will you knock me down
Because never again will you know
What’s inside of me.
A thousand words will never tell
The emotions that I feel inside
You underestimate me, but just you wait
It will be me at the top of the chain one day
But for now
I keep my eyes forward
For now we wear our silent masks.