what if everyone just takes everything

     for granted…

       or do they really care

about you, crying on the inside

screaming in your mind, begging

     for release from this world of pain

what if everyone else

     fakes a smile (just like you)

       and puts on a show

a facade to fool no one but themselves

while trying to please

     everyone else

what if everyone lives

     on a foundation of lies

building them up as they go

forgetting where they even began

     just so they don’t

       have to face what is real


© 2018 Sarah Klaren


"What if..." | a poem by Sarah Klaren
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