If someone says to you ‘smile' one more time – when you are sick to the back teeth of saying ‘I'm fine'
At what point in this life did it become such a sin – to need to wallow in self-pity and for a while just give in
There are times when all you need is to retreat – into a world where you can lay down or just take a seat
Where you can allow and let your mind start to uncurl – from all the madness this world can and does hurl
Instead of someone saying you need pills to make you smile – why not take yourself off to your own world for a while
A world where if you write all those things down – that have a tendency to make you not smile but frown
Then replace those that are always making you snappy – with ones you need that will make you happy
You actually might just find the answers you are seeking – and instead of having to listen to others say ‘smile' you find yourself peeking
Into the future that can really be yours - but only if you start testing and opening some doors
Doors that lead to paths that for a while have seemed impossibly shut – because trying to smile for others kept making you tut
The life you need can suddenly become clear – if you step onto those paths without prejudice or fear.