Speak…

She pauses
In the depths of darkness
Where silent tears fell.
She is not brave enough
To wipe those tears away
But holds them in place
Both outside and within
Chest rattling, urgent sadness
Wails in the silence of her days
And a craving
A longing
Swells within her soul
To cry loudly
To allow passion to burst
From within her chest
And to allow them to see.
Sometimes,
We know not
All the secrets held inside –
That innermost dwelling
For our fears, our tears,
And yes, our dreams.
We feel we shelter them well
Guide them
Protect them
But well hid, they often
Never see the light of day
And what of the tears
That coursed across your face
And what of the fears
That hold them deep inside?
What options do you have?
Hold them in
Dig deep
Conceal them in your secret well?
No, words beg expression
And lines desire to flow across the page
Unassuming, unrestrictive,
And unresponsive to our fears.
There is nothing
To hold you back, but fear.
Yes, you may suffer the wounds
To speak your mind
To lay your emotions, for all to see
But you choose to remain a victim
If you suffer in silence.

© Sumyanna 2016

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5 Comments Add yours

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Glad you liked it 🙂

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  1. The Pissy Poet says:

    This is so true, so deep , and so breathtaking. I understand the grief and am dealing with it myself. Thank you, Sumyanna, for voicing what so many of us have difficulty in doing. Because of it, I am finding my voice. I will not be a victim to the grief and silent suffering anymore. I shared your poem on my Google+ page and am sharing it to my WordPress.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad it meant something to you. Life is never easy, but we have to be brave to move past those obstacles and fears. There is something wonderful waiting for us at the other end of difficulty. So very glad you liked it and let me know where you are on Gplus!

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