Poetry Corner

My Silent Screams

By: Judy Burnette

I'm hurting on the inside. God, do you see how I feel?
This time my heart is worn out. And I don't know if it will heal.
This woman stands before me. Who was once my bride;
The love that I used to feel. Somehow it has died.


There are so many things I would like to say;
Silently my heart yearns for brighter, happier days.
I want to do the right thing. It's not that I am a saint;
I would like to say I love her, but inside God, ... I can't.


I don't know what the future holds. There is so much I can't see;
But God, at this time in my life you will have to love her for me.
I know I can't find the words; I can't make my love like new;
I give to you all the painful years, and my hurting heart too.


Please take my heart and heal it. Put your love in its place;
Then when we look at each other, we will see a reflection of your grace.



"Marriage is a gift from God to us. The quality of our marriage is a gift from us to Him."

~ L. Whitney Clayton