Thursday, May 14, 2009

She's Sixteen

She's sixteen and her heart is broken.

I want to tell her it is temporary, that someday it won't hurt so bad.

I want to tell her that it is okay that she won't quite ever let herself get that close to a boy again, that some part of her heart she will always guard.

I want to tell her that he didn't make her whole, because it is impossible for a person to make another person whole.

I want her to know that people are fallible and so they will always fail you. There is only One who won't leave, won't hurt you, won't fail you.

I want to tell her that there is only One who can fill that hole. Only One who can complete her and He is not of this world.

I want her to see it from my perspective, at my age, if just for a moment.

I want her to know she is beautiful and strong and kind and that he is just a lost boy right now.

I want her to know it is for the good.

But, she hurts and I remember that kind of hurt. That deep well of pain when you are a teenager and your world is all right in front of you. And it is crashing.

I want her to lift her head, let go, be healed and move on.

But...

she's sixteen and her heart is broken.

2 comments:

jennifer Dennis said...

That is beautifully written. I'm so sorry for the broken heart
I too remember that feeling.
This is me Jen I tired to change funky #

looliejoolie said...

Thank God she's surrounded by so many people who love her, and so many amazing examples of strength and self worth.

You once again touched my heart B....