The Party

Shrill laughter, strong drinks, fake smiles everywhere.

The Party

Shrill laughter, strong drinks,
fake smiles everywhere;
feelings of togetherness,
happy faces are there.

Another drink, a swear word or two,
and then a dirty joke.
Fresh air please!
Who can breathe for the smoke?

Music drones, voices deafening,
taking chances on a dare,
unaware, they are drowning.
Nightmare party atmosphere.

Ah, criticism of people is topic now,
whether it's your friend or not,
it doesn't really matter somehow,
tear them down, leave them to rot.

Slurred words, uncontrolled gestures,
nonsense syllables - talking through a dae,
the truth comes slowly out
of each person's drunken haze.

Shrill laughter, strong drinks,
silly, smiling masquerade sighs.
Just look, look behind those sad,
those sad and lonely eyes.


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