Did you think
because my will is strong
I have no weaknesses?

Did you think
because you see no tears
I do not weep?

Did you think
because I do not kneel that
I do not pray?

Did you think
because I could not stay
that I went willingly?

Do you think
because I do not speak
I do not care?

My will bends to my fate.
My tears are shed in secret.
My prayers are whispered in solitude.
My steps away from you are labored.
My words remain locked safely within my heart.

Do you think the truth is easy?
Don’t think.
Look at me…..
   and see.

Cheryl KP




20 thoughts on “Think/Poetry

    1. Thank you for the kind words. I am glad it struck a chord. I have cone to understand that poetry, like art, is left to the reader as to what its interpretation may be. I am always pleased when someone finds a bit of truth in my words. 🙂


  1. Beautifully written,and heart felt! Cheryl,
    Never look at someone and assume anything,for things are hardly ever how they appear to be!
    And a very beautiful photo!
    Have a wonderful day,my friend 🙂


  2. First of all, apologies for not having stopped by in awhile, but what with writing and enjoying a spectacular time in the West Highlands of Scotland I’ve been a little negligent in keeping up with my favourite blogs and posts.

    I really like the new style blog/layout, and whilst I thought the original style complimented your poetry, having read this particular piece, it’s lost none of its impact or feeling. Having said that, I did particularly enjoy the theme and premise here; a bit of a departure and a much ‘stronger’ feel to it I think from some of your previous poems, but an equally successful one.


    1. Thank you very much for the feedback. I liked the dark background for photos but a couple of people had trouble reading due to the contrast. I also like the cover oage that displays multiple post links with photos. I bookmarked your short story to go back and read again. Glad you had a good time in Scotland!


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