one that is bright and cheery: perfect as can be
yet it it isn't quite the norm to share the struggle inside
we tend to keep that hidden from all the world outside
yet if someone should come to us shedding a few tears
we think they are quite selfish a little behind in years
what is it about reality that makes us shy away
we rather wear a mask than be ourselves each day.
taught to be more cheerful we tend to be afraid
that the feelings deep inside us might be relayed
so we struggle with our emotions and try hard to erase
any sign of trouble that may show upon our face
whats wrong with being human and showing every side
must we restrain ourselves if we cannot smile outside?
I'd like to think its okay to be however we must be
Crying if we're sad and smiling when we're happy.
Too much is put on smiling as if thats the only way
Crying is also an emotion which happens in a day
It's not a sign of weakness to let others see our tears
Or is it a proof of strength to deny we have any fears