A look, a glance, a cheerful smile
Hello, how are you? How’s things?
You reply in kind with words of
Fine, I’m good, how are you?
But do they listen?
Do they just see the face?
But is it real or is it fake?
Beyond the mask is what really counts
They never see my pain
The sorrow and the bleakness
Desolation swirls again
A cage to confine and constrict
Each moment is an effort
Requiring acting skill
To keep the glue that holds in place
The image I portray
Who can really see behind
This lie of life I lead
The mirror shows me what I mean
The despair of self esteem
Eroded gradually through time
Cruel words and taunts
I hear them all
Some might know the score
Some see the darkness in my eyes
A shuffle in my gait
Dressing to remain obscured
To hide my truth away
A tear slips and falls
As my ears pick up upon
The words uttered as I walk away
They say I’m doing well
Audrina Lane © 2016
Audrina Lane lives with her partner Steve and two Labradors in Herefordshire where The Heart Trilogy is set. The first book is based on a diary the author wrote in 1992 and is inspired by her own experiences of first love.
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