It’s the only way


Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.

~Golda Meir


Today, I cried my heart out.
In silence. In the dark.
Alone. By myself.
Far from the comforting shoulders
Many have willingly offered.
Away from the prying looks
Of so-called concerned, but really nosey neighbors.
Even my well-meaning friends
Could not crash down the wall I have valiantly put up.

I needed that time with me
Because of the tears.
I enjoyed my time with me
Despite the tears.
It was a cleansing moment.
Letting go of negativity.
Of bad vibes. Of sour grapes.

It’s the only way
I can take on the world…again.
When I’m healed
When I’m whole
Then I’ll be ready.
It’s the only way.