Under my Skin Series: Humiliation

Keep your chin up darling. Make sure no one sees you frown. Only smile. Just smile on. Play the stupid fool, the class clown.

 Hands cracked.
Lips chipped.
Tears stain the cheeks,
but are wiped away clean.
 
Your feet have lost their footing
Where is your reprieve?
Nonsense surrounds you,
but you are unable to take your leave.
 
Keep your chin up darling.
Make sure no one sees you frown.
Only smile. Just smile on.
Play the stupid fool, the class clown.
 
Where are you now?
You wander
Who are you now?
You wonder
 
You are nowhere.
No one. Just another
silly soul trying to just get by.
Mentally checking out,
wishing you were anywhere,
but here.
 
Please, make it stop.
Stop it.
Before the façade breaks
the truth is revealed,
and this lie you fake, ends.
 
Please. Just stop talking.
Let me go home at least,
with some dignity on my face,
instead of total and utter
humiliation.