It hurts so much,

But I cannot tell.

It bothers me,

But I must not speak.

It never lets me sleep,

At least not with peace.

It's never out of my mind,

But I can't tell you.

It's hard to keep it all in,

But I can't depress you even more.

It makes it hard to be happy,

But I have to be the strong one.

It hurts to keep things from you,

But it might hurt you more.

It's difficult to explain,

But even if I found words,

I cannot tell.