A smiling facade can mask much pain, Fear and loneliness often reign, Do not try to understand, Just lend an ear or a hand, This is not something you can mend, But just be there; be a friend.
I have spent a lifetime trying to be the best person I can be. Yet it's never enough. And, despite best intentions, I keep messing up. I am no good as a mother, wife or doctor. I'm fed up of the futility of trying so hard for nothing. I just want it all to go away. Curl up and hide. Escape. Switch off.