Monday, May 08, 2006
You've paid your dues...
So many secrets and lies are hidden behind loving eyes, encouraging words and kind smiles.
How many tears fall when no one else is around?
When you try to be strong and in control while in the presence of others - yet inside you are suffering. Afraid. Alone.
How many chains bind you? When will you find, within yourself, the power to be free?
Not in a pill, a drink, a cigarette. Not in the acceptance of a friend, a stranger, a lover...
I know too well the pain you feel. The part we play while in public to not be vulnerable. The hurt we endure with hope for something better. Hopes that are set high .. knowing we are likely to lose.
I wish you could see yourself the way I see you.
Learn to appreciate what is lost - as much as you appreciate what you gain.
Everything with a purpose... even when we fail to realize or accept it.