Outside, from afar, everything looks fine.
Prisons are less secure than these secrets.
Ever ready to help, but she rejects
Necessary help for herself, resigned –
Out of deep fear of being “a burden”?—
Not to bother the ones she loves so well.
Longing to be carried, but she will not tell
Yearnings, wounds, needs to anyone, certain
Outsiders just can’t or won’t understand.
No. She must do everything on her own,
Exhausted as huge unmet needs collide;
Wary of receiving from other hands:
Alone and helpless – feeling SO ALONE –
Yes, trapped within the pain she tries to hide.
May 19, 2016
I urgently need your prayers for my friend. Thank you.