The unspoken words,
the unseen emotion,
guarded with iron gates
to prevent a flood.

The hidden truths
locked from the world,
kept from all,
so there would be
no emotion,
no strength,
no tears.

For only a harden heart
could bear such struggle,
such motive
to withstand the pressure.

The unspoken words
have as much meaning
as those spoken.
The difference is
fear,
pain,
intimidation.

It has nothing to do
with people,
nor friends,
nor objectives,
but with the intensity
of the burdens
of unspoken words.

It hides what doesn't want to be shown.
It hides the emotions,
it hides the truth,
it hides what's real.
It just wants to hide from it all.