A sanguine smile covering tears of discontent;
always an endearing composure
for a thankless audience.
Their vacant eyes stare blindly,
so quick to accept the façade
with neither inquiry nor reservation.
After all, surface judgments are easiest
when made in haste.
A brief intervention attempts to capture and divert attention,
derisively arrogant in its presence alone.
I can’t help but pity the optimism.
Truth always has a way of surfacing;
this will be no different.
With mindless certainty the performance continues:
Because what most people don’t realize is that it really is all about the performance and how well it’s delivered. Sadly, even closest friends and family rarely stand the chance of seeing the truth before everything has already spiraled out of control.
Lyrics are included in the following video (I did not make it, nor do I own any of the content within).. please watch, listen, read and then educate yourself.
The more you know, the less chance there is that you will miss the signs. You may not understand, but the ability to recognize is much more important than “understanding.”