When disaster strikes, your heart swells.
The pain threatens to rip you apart
And tears begin to cloud your vision
Yet you sit still, struggling to hold it back
‘Cos you can’t be seen crying
When life throws bricks,
And depression seems to befriend you
Making you lose the zeal to live,
Yet you put on a fake smile,
Pretend you are fine,
‘Cos you can’t be seen as weak.
When the rodents invade the house,
And she cries for you,
You act like you’ve got it under control
‘Cos you can’t be seen as scared.
When she breaks up with you
And it seems your source of joy is gone
You act like you don’t care
‘Cos you can’t be seen as smitten
When times are tough,
And your pockets are dry
You can’t afford a meal,
Yet they ask for stipends
You hustle hard to provide
‘Cos you can’t be seen as broke
When all is said and done,
I hope you find it within you,
The courage to express,
How you truly feel.