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

© 2018 Poem By Baffledmum (Suki Matharu)

11 Comments Add yours

  1. 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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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you Sundaram! It’s means so much to receive this compliment from a gifted writer – you! 👍

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are too kind Suki…I enjoy all your posts…keep sharing…✌👍✌:-):-)

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  2. kyleoyier says:

    Nice poem

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you! I appreciate you reading it… 👍


  3. The last para is revolting. It’s like coming back to reality. Really amazes me how you write such beautiful poems every time. Loved it. 🙂

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Appreciate your words… ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Anonymous says:

    Creativity written with indepth meanings we want people to understand. I can relate to this poetry very much.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you for your kind words… I appreciate you stopping by…


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