maskedIt's time to wake up, time to smile.
Time to put on the mask again.
Time to get good grades.
Time to make jokes.
Time to act innocent.
Time to make sure they never know it's all so fake.
Time to put on the mask.
Time to push all the bad thoughts to the back of your mind.
When they ask how you feel,
The answer is always fine.
You can't let them worry about you.
You need to be the strong one, the one that they rely on.
But soon enough you realize that plastic can't last forever.
Once you get too close to the fire that life brings, it melts.
It always melts.