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Overload

She told him the truth to stop the conversations in her head, expelling the catalyst before it sparked and exploded, leaving bits of brain stuck to her bedroom wall.   She coughed into her hand, choking up the seed that had implanted in her grace, violating her sophistication like a hijacker, a virus.   He accepted the gift, the honesty wrapped up in a ticking package, listening with the guise of patience, imperceptibly backpedaling away to dispose of the bomb dropped in his lap.   Their eyes locked, both pulsating with intensity, sapphires reflecting the depth of the burden she’d bestowed on his conscience, truths too intense for his heart to bear, her fight, not his.   She recognized his reticence, reaching her hand back out as though comforting a child, a gentle expression of assurance. She thought for a second he wouldn’t let her take it back.

Have you ever had someone tell you a secret you wish you didn’t have to carry? When it comes to my friends, I would rather they unload their heaviest burdens on me and let me support them rather than have them hold those secrets alone. On the flip side though, that often means I’m very honest with opening up about my struggles and I wonder if sometimes I share too much. I never want to be a burden.

I’m of the mindset that we should always support those that we care about, no matter what. The best of friends should never give up on one another, no matter how heavy our honesty weighs. I encourage you to tell your friends you love them and make sure they truly know it, not because you told them, but because you were there to carry them on your shoulders when they couldn’t walk.

–Leanne Rebecca

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5 thoughts on “Overload

  1. I appreciate the honest sentiment in this poem, and the true intention to mourn with those that mourn and comfort those who stand in need of comfort. We should also be willing to share our own burdens so that others might be blessed through the comfort they can provide us. This is true service. This is true friendship.

  2. I agree that it is important to take on peoples secrets and be there for them as a support. I always try to do this for my friends.
    And yes, part of friendship is being vulnerable and trusting someone with your worries and struggles too. It is reciprocal and that is how true friendships are forged.
    Allow them to help and comfort you as much as you do the same for them.
    Well said!

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