Looking Through Stained Glass

Behind the Façade

Tears behind the Mask

Looking at a life of uncertainty
Despair undermining dreams
Clouded by rejection and strife
My smile is not all it seems

Please, don't look too close
Ambiguity is all I ask
Can’t allow society to see
The woman behind the mask

But I wonder are we truly fooled
Do we believe the faces we see
Or do we fall into the easier role
Choosing just to let it be

For to look behind the mask means
To acknowledge the silent tears
And to admit all that hurts
Means we’re forced to face our fears

And I have many façades
It depends on who I see
each person expecting
a different face from me

A professional face for work
Maquillage done to perfection
Spend just a moment in the bathroom
Don't look in the eyes of my reflection

And it would not be any easier
to just simply stay home
Not try to please the world
Just use the face I own

Having to face me daily
But not knowing what to say
you’re wearing your own masks
to get you through your day

A happy home without a care
Even at home my face is untrue
how can I come to you for comfort
when I know you’re hurting too

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