The Strength of a Lioness flows through your veins.
“I can handle anything even this loss of my beloved.
I will draw on my inner strength” you tell yourself.
Sometimes you are too strong for your own good.
That’s when your body takes matters into its own hands.
At times when the grief is too much to bear alone.
The strength will manifests itself in different forms
Sometimes it breaks out into tears, before you can hide them. (It’s OK to cry)
Other times strength shows as a smile, as deceitful as it is. (Remove the mask)
Empty words fill the air and friends are told I am fine, I don’t need anything. (They know better)
The words fall on deaf ears, and friends keep watch from afar
When real dialogue forces itself from the depths of your throat
Because you can’t hold it in anymore
Your friend is sitting, waiting for your call.
In the meantime, she continues to reach out, even if you can’t respond. (She understands)
She is always there waiting with a listening ear, a sympathetic voice,
And a heart full of love for you.
She’ll wait however long it takes.
In the meantime, it’s OK to cry and remove the mask,
Because friends know better and understand.
© Lisa W. Tetting