Strong is the will

of those who don’t break

stronger still

of those who break and spring back

but those who suffer silently

draped in a shroud of their own agony

that trails behind their heads like a bridal train of eternity

there is no word for those

that strength- it is unmatched

for to carry on with a flicker of hope is resilience

but to carry on with no end in sight is heroic.