Pretend

When you're here,

I can pretend to be who I'm not.

When you're near,

I can hide the darkness in my heart.

When you're here

I can bury the thoughts,

The shadows and the doubts,

In the back of my mind.

You are my friend,

My life,

My heart,

And my savior.

So please, I beg of you,

Stay by me, just for a bit

So, for a while,

I can pretend to be someone else.