Is That a Real Smile?

Is that a real smile
I see on your face?
Or are you trying
Simply to appear normal?

Is that a true smile?
Does it touch your soul?
Or are you hiding
All your bitter tears?

Is that a real smile?
It barely touches your eyes.
Your soul is being torn in two
And you think you are alone.

Is that a real smile?
Can you see the white light
At the very end of this
Long, dark, and endless road?

It can be a true smile.
There is light, and there is hope
Left in this world for you
If only you let yourself see it

Smile, smile a real smile.
It will happen, I know it.
Reach out and take my hand,
And I will show you. Trust me.