I’m tired of wearing the painted grin

That mocks me and all of my sin.

The pain of my soul and my mind

I yearn to share with humankind.

But I cannot seem to find a soul who cares

To help ease my mind from all of its fears.

Loneliness begins to sink into my life.

People are around to be my light.

But I cannot see their brightest light

Because I feel the loneliness of night.

I thought light does more than light the way.

I thought light too gives warmth always.

But I do not feel the warmth of light

Because of the coldness of the night.

A simple hug would warm my mind,

But how do I tell this to humankind?


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