A little when you’re happy
A little when you’re sad
Harder when you’re grieving
Every day, twice a day, when you’re depressed.
A little when you see someone you don’t like
More when you meet someone you like
Through your eyes when you meet the ones you love
Through your teeth for the ones who want to avoid.
Ear to ear like the Cheshire cat
For the naughty moments
An insipid one for the awkward moments
An awkward one for the embarrassing moments.
Smile for a reason
Smile for no reason
Wear the mask of a smile
Hide your truth behind it
It’s the camouflage few see through
And even if they do
It’s the one lie they can’t complain about