I Asked Her If She Was Okay And She Said

I Asked Her If She Was Okay And She Said

I asked her if she was okay and she said “I’m fine, I swear”.  But when I looked into her eyes, I clearly saw her struggles there. She quickly looked away and tried her best to smile.  She said softly, “I’ll make it through this, it’s just taking me a while.”  I knew she was hurting, and I knew her pain was deep.  But she felt the burden was hers, and hers alone to keep. I reached out to her, and our hands entwined.  I said, “I love you, my friend, so your burdens are also mine.  
– The Shy Poet

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