Here is this week's Thursday Throwback.
First Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006: Entitled "Are You Man Enough"
There is a question, but you don't ask it. I see it in your eyes before they look away.
You wonder, if I ask the question, will I be able to bear the answer? I know it is the fear of hearing the answer that prevents you from asking. There is pain, I can feel it, I know it is there, there is no use in denying it, I've known you to long.
Although you try, you can't hide it. It has always been there, it has always been the one thing that has kept us from being complete, you know it, as well as I, there is no use in denying it.
The painted smile you wear in the light of day does not cover up the tears you allow out in the shadows of the night. How do I know, you ask?
Remember, I know you, I know you better than you know yourself. You can hide things from all the others, but there is nothing you can hide from me.
I know you to well. . . I am you.
Self Commentary: Where does the time go? It has almost been ten years since writing these words down. Literally, a lifetime ago. The painted smile, I still wear for the outward world to see. The pain and tears if I am to be honest to myself are still present. They are only allowed to be seen by the man in the mirror and shared here amongst friends .