HE HURTS DEEP DOWN INSIDE
His face was always smiling, his words loving and kindhearted
Though his wife was sick, his home foreclosed, and his newborn babe just died
"Man it hurts, my friend, you know it does"…yes, his friend knew that it smarted
But his outside didn't show it, he kept it all deep down inside
His friend was filled with wonder as he saw his buddy suffer
Through all the hurt and all the pain, he knew he was being tried
But he didn't gripe, he didn't moan, though this time it was even tougher
Than any trial he had had before, but now he kept it all deep inside
His company then downsized and he was no longer needed
They let him go from the job he loved, it really shook him and it hurt his pride
But he bit his lip, kneeled down, & with a rueful voice he pleaded
He asked for strength to endure the blow, then tucked it all deep inside
There's the tendency that we all have to share our worry & tribulation
With other folk we may or may not know, just get it out! Then let it ride
Some of us learn to tackle life's battles with one self-stipulation
We keep our heartbreaks to ourselves yes, we keep them deep down inside
Is it wrong to open our mouths and share our hardships with another?
It's good therapy to unload your grief and share your troubles both far and wide…
Or is it better not to throw the burden on your sister or your brother
They have their own worries and misfortunes, should we keep it all deep inside?
There might not be just one answer, no, it's more difficult than that
Is it more important to 1. unload, or 2. think of others and their side?
Should we bury hardships deep in our souls, like the unwearying pack rat?
Or is it more healing for both to share instead of keeping it all inside?
I'm sorry, I cannot answer for you; it's a decision you must make
You've got to evaluate the situation, 'cause with the outcome you must abide
When you find the answer to the question, please, I beg you, for my sake
Tell me…should I pass it on to others…or should I keep it all deep inside?