How Long?

How long can I be pretending
Saying things that means nothing
How long will I be running
After what I believe has been missing.

How long will this smile last
For me to retain your trust
That I have bits of happiness in me
For it is mine, this misery.

How long will it be
Before I finally agree
To introduce you to my world
Where things are not so fantastical.

How long will you stay
After seeing the truth in me
Will you immediately run away?
Tell me, how long will it be?

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