The biggest, brightest smile can hide the worst of atrocities,

they can hide hideous scars, gruesome pasts,

they can hide all your despair, depression,

all of the torment from the ghosts,

the demons that inhabit the empty spaces in your mind

Smiles can hide all of these things and so much more,

all of the bitterness, resentment, pain and anguish

that lie dormant within your heart of hearts

Some people wear smiles to show happiness or joy

But the broken?

Smiles are our masks