She listens with benevolence
the stories never told
of shame and guilt and violence
those tales so raw and bold.
A pause ensues, she hears a sigh
despite attempts to offer hope
they still may cry
the tears offer relief
some tales are just too hard to bear
she hears them in their grief;
the hardest tale of all to share
are secrets found in dark despair
she holds their secrets in her heart
a first step they shall make in part
exploring some of their options,
tomorrow is another day
and she’ll be there to hear their say.
© Cheryl-Lynn, 2014/03/14
Written for: The Seeker’s Dungeon, Season 2, Week 11. Check out other offerings as well as last week’s.