Broken once, he died inside,
All emotions, he tried to hide.
Afraid of what he might become,
He made sure the real him died
Never to be heard or seen from again,
He became the man with the gentle grin.
Always happy, he smiled in vain,
So people didn't have to feel his pain.
But all it took was that one real hug,
To unlock the things he tried to hide.
All his emotions, they were undug,
And something deep inside him cried.
To this new life he gives his all,
Yet still he feels that he might fall.
Because if his emotions cannot win,
He might never learn to love again.