I am Jack’s smirking bravado.
Performing such convincing shows
So all who watch will never know
The depths to which I go.
How I am beaten bloody,
Mind smashed until I cry for peace,
But still grin through my broken teeth.
And where is Jack?
Shown his true colours and fled,
While my own true colours have bled
Upon the hands of society.
Eventually I break,
My body and my pride,
Taking all that I can take,
Revealing the fear
I always keep inside.
The first rule of depression,
You don’t talk about depression.