Smile the widest smile and laugh the loudest
Give until it hurts, because it will hurt
it always hurts.
Joke about your past mistakes and losses
Lighten the mood.
Slip in a true feeling, a simple one, ever so slightly, the smallest utterance.
So no one will notice.
Can’t be caught with emotions exposed
For they will rip them and tear them from you like a slaughtered lamb
And we can’t have that.
Never expose the true pain
Numb it with alcohol, pills, work
and hours of sleep.
Hide it inside, the raw feelings, failures and losses
About to burst.
Let no one see, let no one know
Lest it all goes… poof.