The Lark
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The Lark


It’s a privilege to be a confidant

Photo by AJ Alao on Unsplash

Smiling faces are hiding great pain.
Reassure them by smiling back.
Smiles shimmering in tears are trying to survive.
Reclaim the place in their hearts by saying nothing.

Believe them and don’t prod too much.
Be aware that they just want us around for support.
Boost their confidence…



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Dr. Fatima Imam

Dr. Fatima Imam

Poet, wrier, historian, educator, advocate of underrepresented voices, and cat lover.