My Smile Is My Mask!

by donna   Dec 1, 2015

You sometimes ask me "Is it me?
The reason you are down?"
But I don't know where I'd be right now,
if You were not around!

When we're at home, I am myself,
I don't pretend with You.
A sad and troubled soul I am,
it's nothing that You do!

I smile often when we are out,
I know that's why You ask.
But it is not because of You.
That smile is just my mask!

I'm sorry for the times not shown.
Making You feel that way.
But I am not quite strong enough,
to wear that mask each day!

When You entered my life, my heart,
my world was constant stress.
It's settled down so much since then,
but I am still depressed!

Maybe it would have been kinder,
if I had set You free.
But nearly nine years on has shown,
We need eternity!

So despite my ill mental health,
I want for you to see.
I love You Babe, with ALL my heart,
I'm blessed You're here with me!


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  • 6 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    This touched me and I can so relate. This mask we are putting on , forcing a smile and pleasing others. If someone truly loves you they will accept the mental part we have no control over. You are not alone.

  • 6 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    A very true poem Donna. I think sometimes people don't realize that some of us are as happy as we can be.....but that doesn't mean we are actually happy, as it were.
    But having that special person in your life can raise you to your happiest - it takes some time for them to understand that, sometimes.

    All the very best,

  • 6 years ago

    by J Nair

    Dear Donna ,

    A very expressive poem

    True and sincere - the fact that we let down our guard and let our inner turmoil reflect on our face when we are around our most loved ones. We feel so at home with them that we let go the facade. however a poem like this is required to express to them how supportive and loving they are and we some times need to be a little more hard on ourself and display the joy for their benefit too.

    Lovely poem with a smooth flow of words.

    Thanking you for sharing.