When you are strong……

When you are strong 
Then people take you for granted
They choose to ignore your pain and hurt
Thinking that since you don’t complain, you’re okay



When you are strong
You don’t ask for their help
Or cry tears of frustration when things go haywire
You struggle on your own, tackling problems
With resolve and determination to do it your way



When you are strong
Those near you need to see those unshed tears
That glint in your eyes but don’t escape
They need to look closely and see that you struggle too

#Keepitalive

#Poetry

46 thoughts on “When you are strong……

  1. Beautiful thoughts and so true. Strength is not a garauntee everything is okay. What’s the saying – the bigger they are the harder they fall. I think that applies to mental strength as well as physical. Good work.

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  2. Another of your poems that resonates with me! As a mom, I the myth of always being strong and put together can be so damaging. Beautifully and truthfully written, Sadje!

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  3. For me this can be a double edged sword. My expressing my emotions and asking for help with mental health is not something l enjoy doing but I will do it. Where it becomes more difficult is when l need physical help. Asking for that l feel people will then see me as weak not strong

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    1. That is I think a dilemma that we create for ourselves. I’m in the same boat because I like those around me too think I’m strong. But I think we can, and should ask for help when we need it.

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