Walk in my shoes
Walk in my shoes just one step,
you will feel my pain and how
I have silently wept.
Walk in my shoes just one foot,
you will feel how I struggle every day
to stay strong and be tough as wood.
Walk in my shoes, just one yard,
you will feel my heart ache and
be able to empathize how some
days are truly hard.
Walk in my shoes, just one mile,
you will feel the frustration I feel in
having to keep a phony smile.
Walk in my shoes for a day,
you will suffer the pain I feel,
when the judgment you subtly pass
is so obvious to me.
Walk in my shoes for a week,
you will then come to realize
how much respect you really have for me.
No need to walk any further,
for you are able to step out of my shoes.
You will now know all the struggles
it takes to survive and all
the stress that is juggled.
Before you judge me, just try a walk
in my shoes,
even if it is for a moment.
For you will never know when you will
be wearing the same shoes too.