The stars who shine the brightest are usually the ones who are close to being terminated. Sad, but it’s the truth. All stars burn bright but burn out quickly. A person may be smiling and cheerful but on the inside they’re struggling the worst. That smile doesn’t mean they know how to manage their troubles, it just means they’re truly the masters of deception. Whether it be a person, place, or thing haunting them, they feel that they’ll never amount to anything while being too afraid others because them knowing the truth will either destroy others, or destroy themselves. The best thing to do is just smile, right? You won’t be a bother if you never share the critical information. Suffering in silence or wreaking havoc upon others, nobody knows. Even if someone suspects a particular struggle, they’ll never see the truth beneath the rose. The rosy cheeks, the cheerful laugh, and the smile of the damned. They aren’t happy. They’re sad. They’re confused. They’re broken up and bruised. They’re bound to a chain. Just a statistic to blame. They’re a scapegoat, forced to lie upon the truth. Physical, mental, spiritual, they’ll never reveal. Inflicting pain upon themselves, harming others, or others harming them. You’ll never know. They’ll never show. All you’ll see is a smile, no matter how much you prod. They’re struggling.
I’m amongst them.
And all I can do is smile.
Art posted by @mariussperlich
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