The tears burn as they run down my cheeks,
And slide down to my shirt.
Sleep has hidden itself for weeks
While I ask, "when will He end this hurt?"
I try so hard to smile
When emotions say,
"Just hold me while a cry a while."
But instead I laugh while you talk about your day.
I know I have only myself to blame.
I know you will pull me along.
But somehow I fear you've put me in a frame.
The picture you see is someone who is forever strong.
I've never let you see,
In all the years that we've shared,
The broken side of me,
Even when I knew you cared.
Now as I sit and cry alone,
I wonder if I would just be bold,
And call you on the phone,
Would the pain be easier to hold?