She tries to hold the tears in check
but they fall unreserved from her eyes
eyes that have had more
than their share of crying.
Anyone seeing her would not know,
the pain inside her heart
the uncertainity she carries along
unsure of what tomorrow brings.
One might be fooled by her smile
the one that never leaves her face
no matter that the storm rages
it remains fixed for all to see.
But when alone where noone else sees
alone with only God watching
she will let it all out
she will gain relieve in the tears.
Noone told her growing up
of the silent tears she would endure
tears that would come from her heart
understood by noone else.
She has heard of the saying before
strength of a woman they say
despite what might be going on with her
to brave it all and smile.