Hidden Truth

Hidden Truth

Scars and secrets
hidden between
layers of inflicted pain
Breathing, suppurating
Invisible to prying eyes
Never to understand
the burden of their weight 

To carry such load
Requiring strength
and fortitude 
that could mask agonies
yet fear reprisal for
unknown sins
There but for grace go you

Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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  15 comments for “Hidden Truth

  1. Heidi-Marie
    April 29, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    Pain runs deep!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2023 at 9:50 pm

      Unfortunately so 😢

  2. April 23, 2023 at 10:32 am

    That grace, when given, can become another burden.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2023 at 12:11 pm

      Yes there always seems to be a price.

  3. April 21, 2023 at 11:40 pm

    Those are my burdens, there is no ‘other’ by grace, indeed

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2023 at 11:02 pm

      I understand. Thanks for reading Eric ☺️

  4. April 21, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    Reminds me that as we look at others, we never truly know the burdens they carry, even if they tell us about them. And many choose not to tell the secrets, the trials, they carry with the. The ending line is powerful.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2023 at 11:04 pm

      Indeed Lillian. Walk in someone else’s shoes is almost a mantra for me. I implore everyone to do that before casting a stone, so to speak. Empathy is everything. ☺️💕

  5. April 21, 2023 at 3:45 am

    A brave poem, Christine. Thanks for sharing.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2023 at 11:05 pm

      Thank you Jay 💕☺️

  6. April 21, 2023 at 1:17 am

    Nice poem👌

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2023 at 11:05 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️

  7. April 21, 2023 at 1:12 am

    A very touching poem Christine 👌🏼

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2023 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you Sadje. I always appreciate it ❤️☺️

      • April 22, 2023 at 11:43 pm

        You’re most welcome

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