Please See Me
Through My Tears
asked, "How are you doing?"
told you, tears came to my eyes...and you
away and quickly began to talk again.
the attention you had given me had drained away.
am I doing?" I do better when people listen,
I may shed a tear or two.
pain is indescribable. If you've never known it, you
you look away,
again alone with it.
attention means more than you can ever know.
tears are not a bad sign, you know!
nature's way of helping me to heal.
relieve some of the stress of sadness
you are wrong.
memory of my loved one's death will always be with me,
a thought away.
tears make my pain more visible to you, but you did not
me the pain...it was already there.
I cry, could it be that you feel helpless, Not knowing what to do?
are not helpless,
you don't need to do a thing but be there.
I feel your permission to allow my tears to flow,
need not speak. Your silence as I cry is all I need.
patient...do not fear.
with your heart to "how I am doing" relieves the pain
when the tears can freely come and go, I feel lighter.
to you releases what I've wanted to say aloud,
touch of joy in my life.
cry for a minute or two... and then I'll wipe my eyes
sometimes you'll even find I'm laughing later.
I hold back the tears, my throat grows tight,
chest aches, my stomach knots...
I'm trying to protect YOU from my tears.
we both hurt ME, because my pain is held inside,
shield against our closeness and YOU,
suddenly we are distant.
please, take my hand and see me through my tears...
we can be close again.