Free-written. Unedited. ~ LY.
If she tells you she feels lost,
listen to the words in her sighs
the soliloquy of words unspoken
that join the many you’ve let slip by.
If she tells you of shattering despair
don’t simply tell her to go pray
to pick at the frays of her prayer rug
as she counts days she’s wasted away.
If she tells you she feels lonely
why not offer her more than your ears?
Yes, He Hears her silenced sobs too
but maybe she wants you to draw her near.
If she tells you she feels broken
don’t try to magically fix her woes
she knows life isn’t a fairytale
certainly, that much she knows.
If she confides to you her secrets
those only her pillow have felt mixed with tears
reassure her that she’s human,
and that we all have our own fears.
© LaYinka Sanni, February 2014.