Who can you tell?

Stephen Chinnock

21 October 2020

Who can you tell?
Your deepest hurt
without impinging on
their respected space
and peace of mind

Professional help required here
and a member of family
or a close friend
who’ll say
let it out
it’s yours to own and share
will not hurt us

All we can do is listen
feed you up
give you a bed
you are welcome to that
and we love having you here
that’s a blessing from heaven

Sorting out the deep crevices
of your heart and hurt
needs a neutral background
so that you can write
on a blank page
sorting it out for yourself

Given that I can survive
the storms on the beach
of a stormy life
to walk again with contentment
knowing that there are others who care!