Poem -

Lean on Me

Lean on Me

She called again today,
Crying
I stifle all my pain
Hide who I am to lend a hand
To be a friend
I hang on talking till goodbye

Tears break from my eyes
I don’t even question, don’t ask why

Grief resounds loudly
Heart breaking stone
We lost the same person
He left us both alone
I hide the pain I’m feeling
Deep inside the dark

Never let anyone see me,
Completely fall apart

She’ll call again,
Tomorrow
I can almost guarantee
She’ll cry just like today
And I will listen,
Cease to be

Stifled invisible
A ghost within the rain

I will keep my distance
And hide away my pain
I am always steady
Lending out an ear
No one will see me bleeding
I never share my tears

RRG © 9.15.19

 

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Angel

Intense words well written poetry angel

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Zac Bradbury

Great poem
A lot of emotion in this writing 
shows real feelings 
love it 💯

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RRG (Rebecca)

Thank you so much Zac for reading, commenting, and visiting my ink. 
I'm glad you could feel the emotion in this. :)
Blessings
Rebecca

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Cherie Leigh

Awww...I sometimes do the same thing....as others in pain seem to always need help and there is no time to sort through my own pain.  An empathetic heart is a blessing and a curse.  The emotional toll can be very hard for one who is sensitive, but has to push their tears inside to help others.  Very honest write.  I can relate. xo ;)      

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RRG (Rebecca)

Hi Cherie :)
I was in the ICU recently with a sick relative, in the family room surrounded by countless relatives. I suddenly found myself sitting between two people consoling them... Arms wrapped around them, rubbing their backs as pain lanced through their hearts... and I thought... where is my pain? How can I sit here dry eyed? 
The hard part is when I get home and I'm still numb because I've pushed my feelings so deep that I cannot access them. Then they pour out at the most inopportune time and I'm flooded lol. 
I can understand how that sympathy can turn to resentment. Distance becomes preferable. Empathy is a powerful gift. :)
Thank you sweet poetic sister. 
Blessings, Rebecca
 

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Marion Price

Very honest well written words Rebecca...identified and enjoyed 🌹

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RRG (Rebecca)

Thank you beautiful friend. Appreciate that. :) Blessings

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