Sometimes you just have to grin
and bear it.
Put on a happy face
even when your insides feel shredded
and your heart is torn in pieces.
Pretend it doesn’t bother you
say it’s all okay.
Sometimes it’s all you can do to say sane,
to stay standing
when your legs are about to give
and the world is collapsing around you.
The loneliness creeps in and
you start to believe it.
Losing the faith you had in yourself
as you watch the happiness fade.
Sometimes the tears, the pain
are all the focus you can handle.
Because without that,
you might just fall to pieces
and can’t be put back together again.
Rage against it,
fake it ’til you make it
and keep standing tall,
smile with everything you have.
Because that just might be
enough to get you by.