Tuesday, April 29, 2008

3 Word Wednesday

Todays 3 words for
3 word wednesday,
are- Empty, ignored, highway

Women have traveled this lonely highway
for sometimes twenty years or more
wishing for the bond and contentment
their marriage gave them years before

Outwardly Wrapped up in caring for their families
while inside feeling wistfully empty and ignored
Wishing to see themselves in their husbands eyes
feeling once again wanted, special, happy, adored

They hide this private pain on a screened, secret shelf
fearing yet craving admission, who can they safely tell?
How they have given up on happiness and on worth of self
On their lonely highway of loveless, spiritless, trapped hell

I find it bittersweet that I'm the one with whom
many women choose to express and deeply share
All the pain and heartaches of their secluded soul
and their desperate feelings of helpless despair

My heart breaks as I attempt to console, advise & listen
To confessions unloading years of misery, confusion, pent up tears
I'm crushed on How many women are stoically hiding their sadness
as their highway of life grows shorter through too many wasted years

9 comments:

susiej said...

You are a good friend to many. Beautifully said.

Redheels said...

I enjoyed your post. It is good that you are there to listen and help.

Tammy said...

This was beautiful prose Lucy. You are a good listener and you make them feel better with a new do. ;) xxoo

Remiman said...

Lucy,
You are a Godsend to your clients!
A listening ear, a knowing nod, and a consoling word makes their lives a little better, if only for a momment. A gem, yes you are a real gem.
rel

TC said...

They say a good hairdresser is more important than a good shrink ;)

I think sometimes we're all lonely and we all hide it. Maybe if less people hid it, more people would feel comfortable admitting it?

daisies said...

this is an incredibly powerful piece of writing honey, wow!

bitchyangel said...

this is such a very nice piece...
thanks for sharing...

"I find it bittersweet that I'm the one with whom
many women choose to express and deeply share
All the pain and heartaches of their secluded soul
and their desperate feelings of helpless despair"


this is so true..

Lucy said...

thanks so much everyone. It was difficult writing this. I am very affected by the tears and the pent up sadness that I'm seeing more and more of lately. I was reluctant writing it too, I tried to keep it discreet because I would never want to betray confidences or offend anyone who's confided in me. I just felt the prevalence of it needed to be recognized.

paisley said...

lovely to see you writing another poem... very well done!!!

but i must ask... why do these women do this to themselves... why do they waste the only life they know for sure they will ever have being miserable... why why why??????