“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Silent Burden


I have to wonder
how many suffer mutely
their aching burden.

Reluctant to speak,
deterred by fear of reproach,
they keep to themselves.

Sometimes it is I
hushed from expressing freely
just how bad things are.


Karen said...

I think a lot of people suffer in silence. I know I do.

Gail said...

Hi Judy - some times when I keep it all hidden I an pretend it is not so, but not for long.
Love and understanding

Anonymous said...

To suffer alone and in silence...noone should have to do that. It makes tha pain even harder to bear. And it confuses everyone. How can they know about your life, how can they adjust and know just how important it is that we give the disease full priority when it comes to research and so on.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I need to suffer more silently, sometimes. I am sure many do

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Karen, we are fellow travelers then.

Gail, yes, I pretend for the same reason. Sometimes, it works, but, yes, not for long.

Anonymous, I hear what you're saying about the potential benefit of sharing. Yet, the silence, too, facilitates passage through the rough spots.

Kim, I probably need to do the opposite: share more. I find that difficult, though.