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Hold Back Tears (TW for mention of self-injury)



Your eyes blink fast
And your lip quivers.
You swallow the lump
In your throat.
You turn away to hide
The glassy reflection in your eyes.
Your mascara’s running
As you hide the truth well.
Concealer on your wrists
To hide the redness beneath.
Your eyes
Glisten with tears
And they brim with sorrow.
Your smile
Fools them every time
So they never know.
You smile
To hide all the sorrow
And pain underneath.
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Submitted by lonely-blue-sheep on April 03, 2022

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