That tortured smirk,
A fragile mask,
Something to hide behind,
A shield to protect you from the hurt,
Such a painful show, tears well in my eyes,
Something so precious and yet so terrified,
Like a single wave of emotion could shatter your world,
You’ve heard it before, believe it now,
You’re not alone.
Take up arms, stand and fight,
Build up your strength,
Refuse to be trampled upon,
This mask isn’t helpful, it hurts,
The person behind it holds power,
A power you won’t understand until you wield it,
You’re not alone,
You might surprise yourself.