Let the Tears Fall

April 22, 2008
By Cliona Roberts, Katonah, NY

I can feel the burning
At the back of my throat
But still no tears come
Yours flow like raging rivers
But not a drop comes
From my dry eyes
I don't know why
I cannot break down
And show you the other
Side of me
The side where I'm scared
Where I want to tear myself up
You can release your feelings so effortlessly
But if I let go
And show you my fears
And vulnerability
My cover will be blown
I can hide from this chaotic world
By putting on a brave face
And learning when the time is
Right to let go and show your emotions
But that time never seems right
And when it does my heart
Tells me to stop
And the nagging fear of
What you will think
Holds me back
Why can't I let just
One tear loose
For you to see
That I'm not as strong
As you think

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