No Longer Pretending

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I'm a strong girl.

 

I keep it all in line.

 

Even if I'm not okay,

 

I manage to mumble the words "I'm fine."

 

They ask me if I'd lie to them,

 

Of course I'd never tell.

 

I just don't want them to know,

 

You're the reason why I fell.

 

But sometimes I get tired,

 

Of pretending it's all okay.

 

But I keep on trying,

 

Even as my smile fades away.

 

When I finally come to tears,

 

I sneak away alone.

 

I text the one person that knows,

 

And pray she'll pick up the phone.

 

It's like she already knows,

 

the moment her phone rings,

 

She knows that I need help,

 

And she's there to comfort me.

 

Whether by my side,

 

Or miles away,

 

She knows how to convince me,

 

That it'll all be okay.

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