I Know Your Story, But I Don’t

I Know Your Story, But I Don’t

I know your story

But I don’t

Words that are

Left unspoken

Secrets to painful

To share

Each of us

Have the need

To hide the bruises

Life throws at us.

I often hear

Shouting in silence

And pain in angry eyes

Somethings are beyond words

And pain

Is often spoken

In silence.

I see smiles

Often that hide

Something deeper

And tears that do

Not come,

Life tells us

You need to be strong

While God says

Rest in me

We to easily

Buy into this

Idea

If you aren’t always

Strong you are weak.

I know your story

But I don’t

There’s a silence

Between what’s spoken

And a pain

That can’t be verbalized.

© Michelle R Kidwell

Jan.12.2021

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