She Always Wore a Smile

Written by: Bethany St John

She always wore a smile
No matter where she went
You never heard the girl complain
You never heard her vent

She always seemed so happy
Helping those she could
Whenever asked to do a task
She'd always say she would

But deep inside her tender heart
She was completely broken
She hid the pain and heartache
No word of it was spoken

The guilt she felt each passing day
Was more than she could bare
She wanted someone she could tell
But, what if they didn't care

What if, what if, the questions came
What if they call me lame
What if they laugh or think I'm dumb
Or speak badly of my name

What if they don't believe it
What if they only see
How bad the situation seems
And look at that, not me

She knew she couldn't handle
Judgment from a friend
So she kept it all locked up inside
And cried alone instead

So be the kind of safe place
A hurting heart can come
Where they know their loved and cared for
And no longer need to run