My Mask


12 Jan, 2017 06:24 PM
My laugh hides my screams.
My smile hides my tears.
It's been this way for so many years.
Things aren't always what the seem.

I always seem so happy. 
With not a single care in the world.
But you should know sadly,
Many things go untold.

Nobody really knows who I am.
They only know my cover.
But I wish I could let it free. 
Let them know what's underneath.

But instead I practice.
My smiles in the mirror.
Then the next thing I do is
Make my fake laugh clearer.

What is wrong? You need help?
Is all they will ask.
So I have decided
To live behind my mask.
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JSweet says:
31 Mar, 2017 05:38 AM

This was a beautiful poem; a friend of mine told me that most of the last year was all her pretending to be this happy funny person when really she felt depressed and empty inside. I understand this poem on such a personal level, thank you for sharing it.

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Shelby says:
01 May, 2017 07:41 PM

This is beautiful and I can understand and feel the pain clearly, i am one of those people who hide behind a mask.

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Kimberly says:
22 Jun, 2018 06:38 PM

Thank you all for all the love and support. I'm so happy I'm able to post my poetry online and hopefully I can get my name out there

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