You Only See a Smile

You look everyday
You only see a smile
The girl that says she's okay
Cries at home for a while 
 
The mask hides her dreams
Her cynicism and nostalgia 
Whether or not they see
She says is up to the camera
 
Her true wish is to escape
From this life full of deadlines
For a life of whimsy and fantasy
Sweeter and more sublime 
 
But of course it won't happen 
Her dreams won't come true 
Her life will stay linear
With a hint of déjà vu
 
She wakes up from her dreams 
With expectations far from trivial 
Reality surges in 
In her eyes all the more dismal 
 
Yet still everyday you look 
You only see a smile 
On the mask hiding cynicism and pain
While she cries at home for a while.
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