Why be strong? Let's be soft.
Let's feel the sadness. Why create an armour of strength?
Let's melt into our deep dark grief.
Why create a shield? Let our hearts be broken. Let the love spill out until we are empty and drained.
Let the love be our strength. Let our world be held up by light and love.
Why do we need to be strong?
Now is the time for softness.
(This was a piece I wrote after seeing comments on someone FB page after death, reminding them to be strong - and thought why? )