SACRIFICE

hide your pain

for someone else’s joy

rein your tears

for someone else’s smile…

you feign bravery

to allay another’s fear

you laugh out loud

to shield a muffled cry…

repress your choices

to grant the other’s wish

abandon your beliefs

and let the other thrive…

you despair to scream

out loud!

silence is a must

your voice fading in a cloud…

fold your wings

for the other to fly, high

step aside or out and

the other shines through…

you’d stop breathing,

let the other live

dying is a risk

for a new life to begin…

You love, hence you sacrifice.

Two Sides

 

you believe what you see

you are oblivious

to how things are

one side, that’s all you’ve got

 

yet you say those words

you deem right and kind

you mean well, of course

but senseless to a betrayed

 

aim to understand

hence, make a stand

what you do now

is intrusion, no doubt

 

Back off,

demand for truth

listen, speak-up

exactly with facts.