Happy drinking people

A photo captures laughing people, drinking in a bar.
Happy, cheerful, and carefree, at least it seems so from afar.

But take a closer look and watch, the things they drown in beer and scotch.
For him it’s tears, for friends long gone, for her a way through night to dawn.

They hide behind a laughing mask,
and ‘all is well’ for those who ask.
But deep inside they wish you’d stay,
‘ask more, I’m hurt,’ their eyes all say.