Strength

i do not know my strength
nor see myself as other people do
i can not be all things
to others or please all for
the sake of keeping peace

death will come swiftly
when everyone wants a piece of me
and there is not enough
of me to go around
my strength slowly depletes

i turn a deaf ear to the men
whose own ears ignored my pleas
forgiving them a given
though forgetting so difficult
i release those that built this prison

i have never known my strength
to endure the unspeakable
giving life my all to
those who would just as soon
see me fall from lack of breath

by Faith Elizabeth Brigham

Comments (2)

Wow, truer words were never spoken.
It would be nice to be appreciated... sometimes we give so much but receive so little in return. Definitely a strong write! Brian