A crystal façade
In all of its glory
To cover my face each day

Minute in its work
With hardly a flaw
It smiles to those passing my way

It holds an expression
Of peace and of joy
For all of the world to see

Ne'er guessing that this
Sparkling covering
Doesn't at all show me

It simply reveals
What people expect
And what they want me to show

Not caring that the
Person beneath
Is buried quite far below

As long as I give
What they want to see
Joy, even when I'm alone

Leaving me to deal
With deep hurts and pains
As well as I can on my own