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Masks of Joy

August 9, 2020
By BrokenBranches BRONZE, Mansfield, Texas
BrokenBranches BRONZE, Mansfield, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not tell me sky is the limit when there is a footprint on the moon." -Paul Brandt

I put a smile on my face

and love in my heart

Like the hope I might feel

wont break me apart


Like the joy I now feel

wont end in my pain

Like the love i once felt

wont end in vain


I push through the pain

Like it will go away

Although i really know

my demons have come to play


I put on my mask

though its ready to break

Just waiting for them to see

all i am is a fake


i cheer others on

though its pain inside

I say im okay

though I know I lied


You see my joy

and try to take it away

Like my love wasnt enough

when i needed you to stay

The author's comments:

I wrote this after losing my brother. But now I know the only way to get true healing, is to share your pain with others.

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