Is it best to smile on darkness
hide corruption well within?
(it's already full of darkness,
pain and hurtful sin).
can the facade e'er be flawless
hide that which lurks beneath
peeping out through jagged knotholes
mocking mindlessness, bequeath
a bitter tang of envy
to others' love and joy.
to be insensate, live in senses,
play a game and never weep.

Copyright 2001 Adam Lyons


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