I smile to hide these shadow’d bloody eyes;
I speak to usurp count'nance's deceit;
I give when words will proclaim none but lies;
I think for mind in rein cannot retreat.
I cannot smile for eyes betray false joy;
I cannot speak or broken cries escape;
I cannot give what I will just destroy;
I cannot think with veil’d wounds agape.
Now force this smile upon my stitched lips.
Uproot the latch and only truth will speak.
My life I give if secrets tip, and slip
Away to let the tide a new path seek.
Just give me freedom from this endless pain,
Then maybe I can live my life again.