"You See Me"

Immanuel Lutheran School
St. Louis County, MO

You see me smile in the mirror and think, “She has no fear.”
You see me keep my head up and do not know I am fed up,
But when you see me cry,
You wonder, “Does she want to die?”
And when I lay my head on my desk and do not finish the test,
You wonder, “Is her life a mess?”
You see me stare at the wall, wishing it would fall,
Yet all I think is, “Do you understand me at all?”