Mask of Madness

I put on my mask every morning

The mask with the smile and the bright eyes

Sometimes I don't need my mask, yet

Other times desparately

 

I don't want you to worry about me

About how i am so sad

It isn't your fault, nobody's really

Just biology, chemicals and hormones

 

Without my mask, my eyes will sag

The light, fading from within them

The smile on my face will be vacant, 

Ceasing to curl on either side

 

If you knew the madness in my mind

You would worry more than necessary

I have control, I just can't escape

The monsters in my head

 

So instead

I put on my mask, my smiling face

And I take on the day

Not every day, but some days

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