My Agony in Grace

A Long Distance Relationship Poem that describes what it feels like to be in pain yet wear a happy face and be in grace.


Silence after so much noise

Indignity after all the poise

Being in a situation of truth and lies

Asking myself what really defies

Between the morals that has been built

And being deceived with guilt

I’m not emotionless, I’m rather a flower starting to wilt

 Feeling warm in summer and watching the snow melt

And suddenly I freeze up, I don’t know what I felt

 Being left all alone in the middle of my fears

Trying to smile, holding back my tears

Silence burning like fire inside my heart

I am unable to pull myself together, I’m torn apart

I miss him is all I can say

Trying to make it through another day

Tears fill up each eye

But I’m in control. No, I won’t cry

I’m leaving the pain bottled inside

Because I know there’s no place to hide

I suck it all up and smile in doubt

I try to live my life, day in and day out

I put on a my happy face

And deal with my agony in grace!

Mai Elsayed

A Mass Communication alumna from the American University of Sharjah. Loves writing about human related stories and factors that affect our psychological well being such as relationships, love and family.

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