Around him, I feel no pain in my heart
The only pain I feel is the strain of my cheeks
for they do not stop holding a smile.
I never anticipated to feel,
yet here it has happened
Feeling joy I have not for a long while.
Unable to contain my smile
and unable to hold back nervous laughter.
With every word exchanged between our lips,
I feel more and more alive,
as though I am waking up from a long slumber.