A Shattered Dream


Trembling and bewildered,
Standing bravely in the middle of a crisis,
Heart remaining the same as it is,
She acts…
Her woes,
Obviously masked.


Those blank expressions,
Her scars she’s hidden after the incident.
No one knows,
She’s dying inside.
No one knows,
How much is weighing down on her shoulders.


I could see,
Something beyond the obvious.
Underneath the careful blank slate.
Tears she keeps back in her empty eyes,
Quivering lips; through the forged smile.


Lives slump over days
Those trivial quarrels;
Never will come back
Forever gone
The long hallway to hope disappears
And disappointment takes hold.


What isn’t obvious to all, is her tears,
The ones that she lets flood out,
After shutting her bedroom door at night…
Noose and death fill her thoughts.
Loneliness sets in,
Resting in the intangible.

This poem is dedicated to a dear friend of mine who has lost her minor son to the jaws of death. May God give strength and courage to the parents to bear this loss.


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