Treasure Island

Daleen Enslinstrydom

(25-02-1967 / Springs, South Africa)

Sadness We Do Carry Alone


“When you laugh the world laughs with you, ”
I hear my dad say
“but when you cry, you cry alone.”

How much truth these few word do carry,
how much pain and how much reproach
are locked into them?
These were the word that taught me
that when you are hurt you are alone.

You have got to put a mask on
as the outside world
does not experience your pain.

We do carry masks of joy
but never one of heartache
as we do carry heartache alone in our hearts.

Submitted: Friday, December 20, 2013
Edited: Friday, December 20, 2013
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