Have you ever seen me smile?

Have you looked past the scars

to my smiling face?

Have you laughed when

I slipped down the stairs,

and laughed myself?

Have you seen me smile,

smile like I was truly happy?

Look at me.

I am happy.

Happy I'm broken.

Now I have an excuse

to distance myself.

I can't talk.

I can't walk.

But I can smile.

And I will.

I'll smile until I die,

only to make you

happy.

I'll smile until it kills me,

until I don't have the strength

to smile once more.

I will smile for you

because I love you.

I love you.

So smile for me.

Even though I'm gone,

distancing myself,

give me one

last

smile.