Heavy Hearted: A Poem

hiding

She sits there heavy hearted, her burdens weigh her down
alone she holds her shame
time has made her lame

She keeps her secrets hidden, too ugly to expose
to tell reveals too much
her wounds too fresh to touch

She buried deep her conscience, it hurt too much to hear
now it is a choice
she tries to find the voice

She wants to see her reflection, one that shows no shame
to hold her head up high
to look others in the eye

She struggles with herself, and the self from yesterday
Don’t repeat the past
make changes that will last

-Beki Herrbach