Behind This Smile

Behind this smile is a crying child
Lost and unsure of whom to trust.
Outwardly, there appears to be one that's wild;
Inwardly, a big heart that is fragile as dust.

Behind this smile is a timid soul
And there hides a sadness deep down
A place where the storm clouds roll
A secret which masks this frown.

Behind this smile there is fear
Things that most cannot see
Smiling and keeping back the tears
The ones that reveal what used to be.

This smile is merely a protective shell
A lonely place in which I am forced to dwell.
(Completed 2014)

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