I wake and start my day with a smile.
I shower and get dressed with a smile.
On the drive to work, I don’t curse.
There’s no yelling or flipping of fingers.
I drive to work and sit in traffic with a smile.
I work my shift and laugh with co-workers.
I get my job done with a smile.
I sit through meetings, get yelled at,
yet I never frown or fuss.
I get through my day with a smile.
I go home to kiss my wife and kids.
I answer all their enthusiastic questions
and I comply with all their requests.
I do it all with just a smile.
I go into the bathroom so no one will see me cry.
No one can see the pain that hides beneath this smile
©Taihair Brown 2015