My mask is a cover up to all that's beneath,
A smiles shown to hide clenched teeth.
Happy eyes to hide the pain,
A bitten lip to hide all words so vain,
Slow breaths I take,
Calm calm... That's all I make.
But underneath my mask,
Is a jumble of horrid tasks.
My heart is still,
I try and try but against my will...
My hopes shatter and fall,
I feel defenseless so small.
My mind is all red,
I hang my small head.
My world is in heaps,
My lifeless body keeps.
I try to keep my mask on,
Though my pain is never gone...
I cannot live with this hurt,
Dying I have never learnt.
My life is empty not much is left...
I will try my very best,
To hide my thoughts and pain all beneath,
Pray no one will find what's underneath...
Here I hide in darkness, pain,
My mask is all I have to keep sane.