Not strong enough

I might come across hard-faced

But that doesn’t mean I’m strong

I might seem like I can handle anything

But you couldn’t be more wrong.

 

I will speak out for things I believe in

Even if I’m cowering and shaking inside

I will stand up for those I feel are right

When all I really want to do is to hide.

 

I’ll carry your burdens as my own

Even if they cause me suffering and pain

I’ll do all I can to make you feel better

Although the stress will be driving me insane.

 

I’ll try to advise you the best I can

Even though my own advise I can’t heed

I’ll make sure you never feel alone

I’ll arrange you a support system, like the one I so need.

 

I promise to never let you down

Just call and I will come running to you

I’m just wondering how long it will take

For you to realise that… I’m hurting too.

 

grayscale photo of woman covering her face by her hand

Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy on Pexels.com

© 2018 Poem By Baffledmum (Suki Matharu)

6 thoughts on “Not strong enough

  1. Sundaram Chauhan says:

    Wow!…such an amazing poem Suki…👏✌👏….simply loved it. I wish I had written it…😀…you have spoken so truthfully about our own insecurities and expectations while we go on tending to those of our loved ones. What a beautifully crafted confessional melody…!!🤘…✌✌

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