Hidden Truth

To spare your feelings
I will shut my mouth.
Practice self healing
while carrying doubts.

Drown the screams that echo my mind,
ignore shadows that trail behind.

Swallow salty tears,
say they come from joy.
Laugh off awful fears,
that come to destroy.

Carry great cheer, even if fake,
wear a big smile that never breaks.

Never be scrappy,
find sweet words to say.
Act as if happy,
pretend is okay.

A disguise converts to real,
but in each eye truth is revealed.

Dig deeper to find
answers torn hearts mold,
be gentle and kind,
so real love could hold.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

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  1. It amazes me how well people can hide what’s truly happening under the surface. Are they just that good at hiding it, or are those around them blind?

    Beautifully written <3

    1. Sad but true. I think it’s a combination of both. Many people hide thins for the benefits of others and often times people are too distracted to truly notice. Thanks so much much for reading and commenting.πŸ’•

  2. Not everyone is cheery all the time. Having to hide these emotions is so very hard and should not be demanded from a person. Lovely poem, Grace, I enjoyed it.

  3. Dig deeper to find
    answers torn hearts mold….so true, Grace! Love is life potion. Well penned πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ’–

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