My cup was overflowing
Now my glass is broken
I'm draining out through
the cracks
My painted eyes are a mask
to hide my tears
My smile is a ray of sun
behind the stormclouds

Please be kind
Please be friendly
to me

Because the smallest
hurtful word

Will send all the burdens
of the world
Raining down upon my
empty soul.

            by Adam Love © 2006