Faking it

  • It doesn't physically hurt to smile, but when it's forced, it can be the most painful thing in the world - for behind those stained-glass eyes is a waterfall of tears that you're holding back, like a dam that will eventually burst when at breaking point. On the outside, you appear as normal as everybody else is feeling, but on the inside, it feels like your whole world has shattered and a thousand shards of glass are scraping your soul, making your heart bleed more - but nobody else understands. Internally, a million thoughts swim through your head as an invisible weight drags you down into the darnkness - but nobody else can see it. Pretense is your only option.