Though she's surrounded by many who love her,
You can see it in her eyes,
there's an emptiness in her stare,
a longing from deep within her soul.
When she smiles,
it's so pretend,
It's her way of hiding her pain,
her way of masking the truth from the ones she loves.
She lives each day in denial,
suppressing the emotions that she feels,
hoping they'll just fade away.
Although she's crying on the inside,
she'll never shed a tear,
never let them see her weakness,
for she feels she must be strong,
not only for herself,
but for the ones who love her,
the only ones who care.