Topsy Turvy life went;
A matter of pride I meant;
To hide from would be emotion!
Laughing when I rather have cried with devotion!
My soul was full of woe;
I traded a smile for a frown to show;
And hid a bleeding, torn heart-
Behind the act of a clown in delight!
When my limbs were trembling and weak,
I could hide my fears and not speak.
I danced and sang without fears-
In front of the curtain of tears.
I was acting, no one ever knew-
That my laughter was a tool, so new-
To hide a heart etched with sorrow-
Behind the mask of a fool till tomorrow…