POEM – PTSD: behind the smiles

πŸ“– Poem – PTSD: Behind the smiles

Behind the smiles,
a darkness lurks.
No one knows
It tears and hurts.

Behind the positives
I have the pain.
Tripped up by surprise
Again and again.

Behind the laughter
Is the demon
I try and cage it
But it’s never leaving.

[Poem by Melanie Magowan]

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