you see me smile,
you see me laugh.
but do you see me?
the real me, not the
m a r i o n e t t e
i use in my place.
can't you see?
it's all been an act.
every smile is forced,
every laugh is painful to me.
you couldn't see the hurt in my eyes.
you never realized how I really felt.
you never knew the
H A T R E D
i kept burning inside me,
threatening to engulf me completely.
you never knew?
well, now you do.

can you see me now?