All A Lie

June 7, 2008
By Julia McKevitt, Bayville, NJ

Everynight she tells herself,
things will get better.
Yet they never do.
Everynight she cries herself to sleep,
just to wake up and hide her pain and
unhappiness with a fake smile.
She tells everybody she's fine,
that nothing is wrong.
But it's all a lie.
And still she wakes in the morning,
looks herself in the mirror,
and tells herself that she is a beautiful, intelligent, sweet, and loving girl,
and it's worth another day.
But it's all a lie.

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