The Burdened Woman
Cry, scream, break something ...then breathe. Speak your pain even if you feel there's no one to hear you in the emptiness. But think with a calm heart before doing anything.
Thinking about the condemning of a woman in the
news for up and leaving her husband and older
Growing up alone was not difficult ...in comparison.
You don't speak of things that happened in that house.
Knowing what neighbors and even family have said
despite your innocence stops hurting long before you
You learned to live with the fact that you'll be judged
and sentenced based on the decisions and mistakes
of the one to whom you've been bound.
You understand, though sometimes in shock, that
you've given your entire soul, your very breath to others.
Others who will show no appreciation for the life you
Then after decades of giving, trying to understand why
you can no longer hold your head up, it becomes clear.
...what's killing you, what's maddening, is being
surrounded by people who've no understanding of you
or what you have sacrificed and realizing how truly
lonely you are; while never being able to have a
Never think you are alone
Copyright © FJ Thomas | Year Posted 2017