Hermit

Never shall you see me as a figure with a cape or shield
A hero saving broken shapes and forcing villainy to yield
A symbol on a chest
Deflecting bulllets more than any vest
A liniment…an anodyne…a bandage so the banes of life can heal

Never will you see me as a figure with a golden crown
A symbol pure and unbeholden to the woes that weigh us down
An emperor or king
Or just a leader with a fancy ring
A monarch…or a herald…or a soldier that could ever save the town

Never shall you see me as an emblem of a holy light
A person hopeful and consoling alway om the path of right
An emblem of belief
Or a redeemer of a flock or fief
A paladin… protector…ever watchful of the evil in the night

Never will you see me as the person that you knew before
Beneath the sad conditions you would rather see as walls than doors
A loyalist to fault
Whose fragile heart is sealed within a vault
A hermit…wearing many flaws…but dear, they’re just a different shade than yours.

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Hurt

Everybody loves it when you smile
No one ever wants to see you cry
So dry your eyes in secret
Dig a hole of sweet denial
And pretend your world of woe is apple pie

Everybody loves it when you’re pretty
No one wants your ugliness around
So hide your every blemish
Show the world you’re always witty
And conceal your cuts and bruises with a gown

Everybody loves it when you’re laughing
No one ever wants to hear you scream
So paint a perfect smile
One that’s made for photographing
When you tell the world that life is but a dream

Everybody loves it when you’re funny
No one ever wants you to complain
So let them see you chuckle
With a disposition sunny
And inject your breaking world with novacaine

Everybody loves it when you’re lying
No one wants the pain that truth asserts
So keep it all a secret
Like the tears that you’ve been crying
Because no one wants to know how much it hurts