Family Secrets

Family Secrets

I often hear the cries
And wonder still the same
Through all the many tries
I was silenced in their game.
Fears erupted a childhood
Strength collided a bond
A horror once misunderstood 
Answers without respond.
Cruelty were their intentions
A secret they wanted kept
Silence in the dimensions
Through tears I often wept.
A hallowed hole the heart will keep
Masks a survivor into someone weak.
Distance, dark and often deep
Painful, hurtful and hard to speak.
A life of silence, we often stay
Aching in pain and full of regrets
Screaming words we wish to say
The daily life of family secrets.

Written by Catherine Mellen

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