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So I Hide

by Jerry Scott

I hide behind a smile
a lighthearted grin
while my insides turn
end over end.

I tire from acting
as if all is ok
put on this show
to keep you in my day.

I miss you when with you
if that makes sense at all
knowing I'll be without you
come night fall.

I bury my feelings
with untrue alibis
hang up the phone
hold a pillow and cry.

It doesn't seem masculine
feeling this inside
but I need you in my life
and so I hide.