You Never Knew

Charmaine Bartlett

I cried for days.

Your words cut deep, and blissfully unaware-

you lived your life,

as though all were well.

I wept at night...

while you stayed busy,

and, you never knew.


The pain was sharp and constant,

hard to hide-

though I hid it well,

I spoke when spoken to,

smiled on cue. Even listened

to the radio.

And, you never knew.


But I couldn't forget,

and the hurt remained.

The words were etched on my soul.

You had your own troubles-

and lived your life.

Though years have since passed,

still, you never knew.

  • Author: Charmaine (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 21st, 2022 01:01
  • Comment from author about the poem: This poem is in my self- published book, entitled " Hope at the Bottom "
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Dove

    Beautiful! I loved it.. I hope your heart is mended now

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