I Know I Will Be Okay
(If I Can Just Get Through this Day)
by Kaye Des'Ormeaux
Everyone looks at me as the strong one.
The one to hold our walls in place.
To see me crying in sorrow & heartache
just cannot be shown on my face.
But so many just don't understand.
How my heart literally aches.
And I do try to hide this from others ...
I do it for my loved ones sakes.
I've heard people say 'she's gonna be okay';
But, oh, if only they could realize.
I do my best to pass the test of survival ...
But my heart just won't compromise.
I, like now, find myself in a deep abyss.
Others may say that I'll be okay.
But if they haven't lost a child they constantly miss ...
They cannot hear what I try to say.
I often wonder just where I'm to turn.
Or what tomorrow has in store.
Then, I remember a friend who has been;
Been down this same pathway before.
And oh, I know I can go to her & cry.
Our tears are a million and one.
Helping each other survive the loss
of her daughter or my son.
I know the Lord is with me daily too.
Yes, He holds me when I pray.
And with Him I know that I shall be okay ...
If only I can make it through this day ...
Oh, He'll help me make it through today.
~Author~ Kaye Des'Ormeaux