You see a smile…

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players…

(From Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’, 1600)

Teatr
(‘All the world’s a stage’ by Vitaly Vorobiev)

***

You see a smile
And look away.
“She’s not depressed.”
I hear you say.
“She’s smiling, laughing, full of fun.”
Believe me,
I’m not the only one
Who’s sad inside,
But brave of face,
Trying hard not to embrace
The Demons lurking just within,
Stretching, poking at my skin.
They want to make their presence known,
And make me feel quite alone,
With Demons as my company.
That mustn’t happen.
Not to me.
So full of hate, despair and bile,
I’ll wear my mask
And force a smile.

by PookyH

THE END

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8 thoughts on “You see a smile…

  1. words4jp says:

    I love this piece. One of my favorite pieces is All the worlds a stage……. Pooky’s poem is a wonderful accompaniment. I adore it.

  2. Aimer Shama says:

    Oh my god that is so beautiful. I imagined a slow, female voice was singing and it worked perfectly. And that part with demons as company freaked me out coz I wrote about the same thing in a poem that I entitled the demons of the mind.
    Weird, huh? Check it out and tell me what you think.

  3. risinghawk says:

    I know these feelings only too well, and the charade that I often play. Great piece. Namaste . . .

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