The Lie

Would you know it if you saw it
Would words alone explain
Would you know what you are seeing
If it's hidden due to pain

If people sometimes wear a mask
To hide what they are feeling
How do we ever really know
The trials with which they're dealing

So when your loved one smiles and says
I'm fine, thank you for asking
Take time to see beyond their words
The pain they may be masking

When someone lives inside their head
We can't know what they're feeling
So do your best to find the truth
And offer hope for healing

Cause when that call comes in to say
Your loved one chose to die
You'll need to face the awful truth
You settled for the lie

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