Don't see me

Everyone around me,

Smiling and laughing.

Having a good time,

And they don't see me.

I am always the strong one,

Suppose to take on problems.

From those near me,

And they don't see me.

I am always there,

My emotions showing a good time,

But there was one thing missing.

No one can see ME.

All the pain I keep,

Locked away from prying eyes.

It's hard keeping it locked away.

No one would understand.

A pain that stays with me,

From centuries ago it seems.

No one understands my pain,

So they don't see ME.

I need to be loved by another,

I need to be held during the night.

I need to be understood,

I need to be SEEN.