The Show

My heart feels like it's breaking
I don't know why
Sometimes, I just get this aching
And I feel like I'm going to cry
But no! I cannot
I must put on show
Can't let anyone in
Can't let them know
Can't let them see: the pain, the fear, the hurt
I'm always on alert
For eyes, watching me
Have to put on a show
So nobody will know, the real me
Have to put up walls
'Cause it's a long fall
If I let them in
And then they deign
I'm not good enough for them
If they walked away and left
I'm not sure I could take it
Could I make it?
I'm not confident
Have to put on a show
God knows, I'm breaking slowly
From the inside out

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