I am the Pain

What do you see when you see my smile?

Do you see what everyone else sees?

A happy girl without a single care

In the world?


My smile is a broken one.

Behind the dancing eyes

Lie the shards of shattered tears

Crystallized by pain,





I smile to hide,

To cover up what even I

Do not understand.


I wish I did.


I am demon possessed,

Consumed and controlled

By a darkness, a feeling

Deep within the pits of

My soul.


It lingers where I cannot find it.

Controlling me until I waste away

Into nothing more

Than a feeling,

A thought.


I am . . .

The pain.