Sound And Silence

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When you see a smiling face

You smile back and just live on.

The moment there's a tear's trace,

Your comfort it has won.

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What makes people think

The crying eye needs comfort more?

Why is it so hard to blink

And look beyond a closed door?

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Tears express the pain we feel

And spill out all emotions;

Tears will help the wounds to heal,

Better than all cures and potions.

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Silence is, however, nourishment.

It feeds the pain and bleeding heart.

And as the final punishment,

There's just ignorance on society's part.

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One cries for your attention.

One hides in silent, pained pretension.

Which one is the louder call?

Which one's closer to the fall?

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Sometimes a look behind the mask

Can reveal a comforter's true task.