Nobody Really Knows Me

“My smile hides my tears. My laugh hides my screams. It’s been this way for years. Things aren’t as they seem.

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

Nobody really knows me. They only know my cover. But I wish I could let it free. Let them know what’s under.

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 a mask.”

Angel Pearsall, UK