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Strength in Weakness

Strength in Weakness

A Poem by dangerbooze

Some nights I have to wonder
How we handle it all
The loss and suffering
When we're drowning in agony
And some nights
I wonder how we get past it
When friends and family
Turn on us 
When they want someone to blame
Why are we the ones chosen?
How could they not see
That we are hurting just as much as they are?
When did it become
The child's fault for being too scared?
Or the woman's fault 
For reacting just a second too late?
Why?
Why did you turn your back on us?
Are we not as deserving 
Of the comfort you share with others?
But we understand
You're hurting
So you want us to hurt as much as you do
So we accept it
We put on a brave face
And let you hurt us 
With cruel and harsh words
Even when it becomes too painful
Even when it makes us cry
We'll take it all for you
Some nights I wonder
Why we are called weak
When we endure so much more
I am not weak
Nor am I pathetic
And I gain strength in knowing
That the others who have suffered
Are proudly standing beside me
Our hearts are tattered rags
Adorned upon our sleeves
And yet we hold together
Willing to share the burden
That causes them to spurn us so.

© 2010 dangerbooze


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dangerbooze
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I'm a lazy writer. I write what I feel when I feel like it. But to be more specific, I have a constant case of writer's block about pretty much every thought that I can think of or even consider. .. more..

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A Poem by dangerbooze