Brave Face

I fix my face

And get my mask

On straight

I know what to say

I know what’s expected

A happy man

A funny guy

Pleased to ignore

The parts inside

That are dying

And decaying

Some rotten fruit…

Stay optimistic

To keep my

Head above water

I’ve known disappointment

Deeper than the ocean

Can’t say any more

Hold onto my armour

I was once a great warrior

But I’m worn and I’m tired

My heart’s still beating

But it doesn’t know why

It’s waiting, maybe,

To pump love

instead of

just blood

The forest to reclaim

The desert

But I’m just tired

Going to sit here

And wait for a while

For the flood.