We often put up a happy front when inside we are struggling to come to terms with reality…
Feels like a distant place, a land unknown,
Surrounded by familiar faces still feeling alone.
Some with smiles on their faces and some with grief,
Each with a story of their own, searching for relief.
A question that often burns through my mind,
With so many underlying emotions wringing one’s soul,
What is it that we are trying to hide?
Is being strong and putting up a facade,
The only way to bear the pain that is tearing us apart.
Why not let others see who we truly are?
And what is it that crosses our heart?
Or are we so scared of rejection,
That it prevents us from showing our imperfections.
Why not feel free and let our emotions flow,
Lets not hide behind a mask anymore.
Life is too short to repent and lament,
Just like crying is not always a sign of weakness.
Conflicts, struggles, pain and sorrow will find their way,
But one must find in themselves that source of motivation,
The patience, the strength, the inner light to guide them.