Your Smile

Your smile could light up a room
But only I knew 
That was farthest from the truth 
If only they knew 
The pain you were in 

Its something you couldn't explain 
all the pain 
Yet you smiled to forget 
You left me with many regrets 
If only I could have helped you sooner 

Now you haunt my dreams 
Not sure if it's a blessing 
Now I wake up in cold sweat every night 
The smile that was once so bright 
was just a lie

-- Melissa G., 9th-12th Grade