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Everytime you see me I'm full of smiles and good cheer,
but deep inside is a hurt that you don't seem to hear.
It's because I wear this mask that fools you all the time, 
it keeps you from seeing this broken heart of mine.
Sometime I wish I could remove it so you can see,
all the pain and remorse that is deep inside me.
But I must keep it on and pretend each day,
so I can spread good cheer and keep your blues away.
I help all that I can and free them from their pain,
but no one can see mine so they can't do the same.
So if I bring you smiles and help you through another day,
just remember it's my mask that helps me be this way.


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  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:23:00 PM

    WOW this is very true, sometimes i ware a mask also in my line of work i'm paid to always be the happy person so even though i am sad to go in i must be happy on the out side.cheri

    Sergi Avatar Joseph Sergi Date: 12/3/2013 8:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cheri glad you liked this one hope your mask does not weight you down in life
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 8:28:00 AM

    I've felt this way every time I've put everyone else's needs before mine for a little too long.

    Sergi Avatar Joseph Sergi Date: 12/3/2013 8:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well Daisy that's just because your a kind person and you care alot about others. You will be rewarded
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 8:26:00 AM

    It must be hard to wear a mask all the time, my dear. If you don't let it slip, you won't be able to feel the comfort and love others can give. Lovely thought provoking poem!

    Sergi Avatar Joseph Sergi Date: 12/3/2013 8:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Eileen thanks so much for you words don't worry the mask has changed over time.