Do you know what is hiding behind this smile that you see?
Do you know of the pain that I keep just to me?
The world sees me laugh and smiling each day
No one knows of my hidden anguish inside that’s at play
For the smile is a barrier to keep people out
It hides from the world all my pain and self doubt
So when someone you know is smiling at you
Remember their hidden pains are not getting through
For we all in this word carry heartache inside
And our heartaches and pains from the world we hide
The scars for most are hidden deep within
Understanding their pains, most can never begin
So be kind to all whom we meet everyday
For we know not their inside as their tender hearts pray
A kind word and gesture to a stranger today
Might be the answer for which they earnestly pray