The monotonous smile touching the lips
will never bring happiness
to the beholder’s eyes
It says there’s pain untold
laying beneath
waiting to surface
when moment is right,
but will that moment ever arrive

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for you trying to please all
holding back your tears
never makes me happy
keeping your troubles to the self
as if there isn’t any.

Let yours be that cheerful smile
spreading the lips
illuminating your face
sparkling eyes
assuring that your are
the lively self again.
And I will be happy
for you are happy.