I just keep smiling

I have this friend
She is always smiling
I’ve found myself wondering how one person
Could smile that much
And then I realized
I realized because I do it too
It’s because if you stop,
Then all your feelings
Your broken heart
Will come crashing open
And you’ll burst into tears
So you keep that mask on
To keep it in
And you keep smiling.


  • peeter pewter

    :) Nice work, Bookworm. Good luck keeping the mask on! It works for me. You know about people with angry masks on? Those are not masks, its just them.

  • dusk arising

    Nicely put. I too smile a lot.

    • Bookworm

      It’s easier than explaining why you’re sad.

    • forevergrateful

      Love it thats truth!

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