she did her best to infuse happiness into her voice as she answered the phone that day.
You never knew the pain she was hiding behind.
For her voice was full of such joy, you didn’t question when her voice cracked at one point in the conversation.
And, even though you had plans with her that day.
You had called to cancel at the last-minute and as she hung up that day.
She couldn’t hide the pain anymore and she cried the day away.
Hours later she woke up and decided to try to enjoy the little bit of time left in the day.
She listened to her music over and over again.
Until the pain faded from her chest and she looked forward to the many possibilities tomorrow held for her.
Written By: Deirdre Stokes