The Broken Girl

The broken girl

Has the perfect smile

She warms your heart

So that you stay awhile


The laughs and the grins

Hide the searing pain

The jokes and the jests

Mask the falling rain


The broken girl

Seems brave and strong

But self-hate and shame

Is her shattered song


Sorrow swims beneath

The gloomy night sky

The waves of darkness

You can see, but deny


The broken girl

Has nothing left inside

But superficial joy

That shines on the outside


When suffering wins

The affliction overcomes

Her life she finally ends

And death she becomes


The broken girl

Conveys a dejected tale

She may chuckle and beam

But her soul is in hell


Though she smiled and grinned

Inside she’s broken

Though she laughed out loud

Her pain wasn’t spoken.