The Simple Life

Now You Know The Truth


I was the most unlikely to be weary

Because I hid it well

I was the least likely to be uncertain

Because I hid it well

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I was the least likely to be sad

Because I hid it well

I was the least likely to be insecure

Because I hid it well

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My smile was bright

My confidence was high

My laughter was full

Or so you thought

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My life was working

My home was thriving

My future was certain

Or so you thought

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Then you found me bent over in the street

Tears flowing down my face unbidden

Pain radiating from every part of me

Now you can see the truth

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You read my message and wondered

You realised it was a cover

You prodded and asked about

Now you know the truth

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You were shocked by the depth of my hurt

You were shaken by the intensity of my pain

You were astounded by the length of time

Now you know the truth

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You only saw it because you stopped

You only saw it because you didn’t walk by

You only saw it because you cared

Now you can see the truth

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You only understood because I shared

You only gained insight because I couldn’t hold on

You only gained access because it was time

Now you can see the truth

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You never judged or shook your head

You showed your shock without judgement

You held your tears so I wouldn’t cry

Now you know the truth

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The truth is ugly

The truth is painful

The truth is beautiful

The truth is shared in safe places.

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