hoping and dreaming
laughing and smiling
hoping that everything can go away
wishing things would just be cheerful
i spend the days hiding behind a mask
a mask of happiness
the most i can muster
but nobody sees
the worry and frustration
hidden behind my smile
i continue on sleepless nights
and days of dreaming
hiding the hollows around my eyes
as i continue to dream
and think and lose myself
in the worry
that consumes me
worrying about things
beyond my control
hiding behind a mask
of cheer