Is my smile one that’s fake, or one that’s true
Can you tell if I’m happy, or feeling blue?
Do my eyes sparkle from joy, or tears
Will it be a day of laughter, or filled with fears?
Am I simply okay, or hiding behind a tough exterior
Is my confidence genuine, or am I feeling inferior?
For every door I slam shut, am I severing connection
Am I building a wall of protection, or avoiding rejection?
Will I stand tall, or dance behind a veil of pain
Today might be one of freedom, or will it be a strain?
Perhaps it will be one for strength, or feeling frail
Will it be a day in which I win, or fail?
What mask do I need today, I take a moment to wonder
How will I cope, what pressures will I be placed under?
What will the day bring, how heavy will it weigh
So much depends on the exterior facade I display.