HELLO

By Matthew Russell

Can you see through

Can you find

The pain or distress

Behind those eyes

Trouble overwhelms

Pain inflicted deep inside

Not easy to avoid

But easy to hide

Painted smile

On their face

Their words soft

Nothing out of place

Passing by

You do not know

But decide to smile

To say hello

Can you see through

Can you find

The healing that took place

Behind those eyes

Trouble disappeared

Pain washed away deep inside

Healed so easy

No need to hide

Genuine smile

On their face

Their words strong

Nothing is wrong

Passing by

You did not know

The strength of a smile

The power of, hello


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