We’re only as strong, as the masks we maintain,
They become transparent, when we’re feeling the strain,
Searching for a loving heart, to lead us the way,
Or a friendly smile, to get us through the day.
Regardless of your strengths, we all have our flaws,
It’s what we battle, our own inner wars,
The person sat next to you, could be recovering,
From illness, heartbreak, would you see their suffering?
A person eyes, tells you what you need to know,
Can you look beyond the surface? Are they feeling low?
We look around, but we don’t actually see,
Above our own problems, so miss the hidden pleas.
So next time your walking, take a walk in my shoes,
Look on the outside, & see the faces we confuse,
Would you stop? to help someone, who’s JUST surviving,
To help them see, accept, that they needed a little guiding.