Masked Secrets

Beneath my smile,

there is pain

but I hide it well.

Even those closest

to me cannot see

behind the mask.

I pretend everything

is alright although

I cry silently.

No one knows

any different

than this cover-up.

They see a smile

and assume

I am happy.

But the secrets

under the skin

reveal the truth.

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Afzal Shauq's picture

lovely poem and good to know you are happy with cute smiles.. hope this poem goes to my frindly smiles... miss your more words...j.. all my respects for you and still remember old days...of sweet words...