I learned that I can't get angry
As teachers would frown at me, Parents would lecture me and Friends would make fun of me
I learned that I can't get sad
As mother wouldn't approve of it, As I'm supposed to be strong, Oh how they are terribly wrong
I learned to keep my mouth shut
As everything I say is offensive, or rude or just unnecessary To please everyone around me
I learned that I should be happy
As my life is oh-so-perfect, and I should be smiling Even if my heart is not.