“You look at me as if you think I’m weak,
as the tears pool around me on the floor.
Secretly wishing they’d swallow me under,
so I wouldn’t have to fight this fight anymore.
Every single time I tell you the truth,
we end up having the same frivolous fight.
Maybe I should just learn to lie a bit better,
so that just once we could have a good night.
But I don’t ever cry because I am weak,
nor shed these tears just to get my own way.
Perhaps the reason I cry is because I’ve been hurt,
and I must release all the troubles kept at bay.
It’s like touching something you know is hot,
even though you know that its heat will burn.
I guess you have to find out the truth for yourself,
and take note of all the lessons that you learn.
Some people mistake crying for being weak,
but I know that my tears bring me strength.
Breaking down every single wall that I’ve built,
so that I can keep all the dangers at arm’s length.”
Vulnerability, © 2015 Sarah Marie Pardy