What They Don't Tell You;

March 31, 2010
By raychell.faith GOLD, Somewhere You Left Your Heart, California
raychell.faith GOLD, Somewhere You Left Your Heart, California
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Favorite Quote:
"You Risk Tears If You Let Yourself Be Tamed;" The Little Prince


There’s books and pamphlets and poetry
That tell you all about it
You know that it’s going to be hard
You know there’s going to be nightmares
And that you’re going to have to be strong
Hold his hand, tell him you’re there
Try to get him through the hard moments

What they don’t tell you
Is how different fingertips feel
After they have shot a gun
You sit there, and you realize he has taken lives
And you know it was honorable and tragic and sad
But you wonder how hands that have killed
Can touch you so lovingly

What they don’t tell you
Is how the sweat and the tears
Will stain both sides of the bed,
Not just his
You hold him, and you try to comfort him
But you feel scared and inadequate
And very much alone

What they don’t tell you
Is how different his kiss will be
You can feel him holding something back
When before, you had every little bit of him
But you weave your unhappiness into guilt;
Because you know he’s doing the best he can
And you have no right to be unhappy

What they don’t tell you
Is how frightened and cold it gets
When you feel like you’ve lost him
Whether he’s home or not
But you love him and you miss him
So you swallow your own tears
And wipe his away


The author's comments:
i love you. <3. my heart is soft, but my spirit is strong. this is only one side of the coin; you are there for me in all the ways you can be. you bring me coffee and rub my feet and let me drag you shoe shopping. but the few nights i need to talk, or cry, or just be a stupid girl... i just hope that what we do have is enough to get us through. <3.

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