Silence wanted a new best friend
So she found a Lady and befriended her
But silence started getting too clingy
Lady would spend all her time in Silence’s home.
Eventually, Lady hardly left
And because Silence didn’t realise how toxic she was becoming to Lady,
She introduced Lady to Shame
And the three of them lived together, hardly doing anything
Lady was only allowed to take one short walk round the block per day
Lady’s neighbour always noticed Lady’s sombre face
So Neighbour made an effort to smile and wave every day when Lady walked past.
At first, Lady ignored Neighbour
Then few days later she decided to glance Neighbour’s way
Gradually, she even smiled and waved back at Neighbour.
One day Neighbour sensed that it was now or never
So as Lady walked past, Neighbour stopped her
Hello Lady, my name is Courage
Are you alright?
Sensing that Courage really wanted an honest reply, Lady responded:
No…I am not. At all.
Then Courage smiled again, because she knew that Lady had taken the first step.