Your smile shows pain

Hidden by shame

A brave smile

That lasts only a while

Then falters and dies

As tears fill your eyes

It's unbearable, they say

Yet you bear it every day

Never a chance for rest

Never at your best

Hiding behind a façade-

A cheerful charade

Feeling so alone

You're not on your own

They can't help you, your friends

Because though they try, nothing mends

Your pent up emotions

Pills are empty potions

Taking away the hurt

Lifting you from the dirt

So you sleep…

Then awakening, you weep

Will it never end?

Death would be a godsend

Finally so tired of life

Wearily you pick up the knife.