I curl my eyelashes

to hide my eyes,

swollen from the tears left behind.

They're now hiding 

under my smile,

that will happen to stay for just awhile. 

Until I'm alone 

and no one can see,

the many tears that flow from me. 

Please don't watch

its embarrassing.

I have to stay strong

for those that see

an example in me.


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