Look at me...

Look at me

What do you see

Who do you see

Is it really me

Look closely now

Do not be fooled

By my strong smile

And cheerful words

Look into my eyes

What do you see

Is it a sparkle of joy

Or the sparkle of tears

My life is far from perfect

I am living in a house of hell

But looking at me 

Could you tell

This mask I wear is not my fault

It's not worn by choice

I did not ask for this life

A life of tears and strife

My Dad is an alcoholic 

Now can you see

The real me

Hiding here

Beneath this mask

I am forced to wear

Day after day

Year after year