LET THOSE WHO HAVE EARS TO HEAR, HEAR

Let those who have ears to hear, hear,
For what am I listening?
You are listening for my silent scream
My scream of pain too deep to utter
Bound by the mercilessness of those who hold me captive
Did you know I am in chains?
“Break your chains” you say,
“Fly, free as a bird,”
“Let me see you flying high, soaring,”
As if my spirit could undo those chains,
And I fail, again and again and again,
I cannot meet your requirements
Because I am nailed to this bed
In the hot sun I am given no air
I cannot breathe
I struggle for breath
Do you see my face go blue?
I know my place
I also know there is no choice
Because I am sick
Because I need help for only the tiniest thing
But mercy is not mine
I heard you cry that day I was told
“Mrs. Lewis, you have cancer,”
Sobbing in the kitchen on the phone to your sister
“She’s my other half,”
Yes, and to you I am bound
A possession
An object
That feeds your narcissism
You suck my lifeblood
And live on me
You climb on my shoulders
So you are higher
You steal my soul
And now
I am dying

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