I feel so empty inside

Like I have no emotion

And yet, no one knows

What I'm not feeling

Because all they see is my mask, my shell

The face I put on so they won't know

That something IS wrong

Even when I say I'm fine

Why can't anyone see inside of me?

I don't have words to express what I'm feeling,

Deep down inside

Not even my best friends can understand me

Even though they want to

I hide behind my mask

So I won't burden them with my pain

So my pain won't destroy their happiness

And yet, I know I need to let this all out

Or these feelings will destroy me

But I feel that I can tell no one

I feel I can't add to the pain of someone else

So I keep my feelings locked up inside

And put on a happy face

But inside

Inside there is so much pain