The hardest burden I have had to bear is carrying this soft heart. To be hard has a simple ease to it. Being soft requires an unending grit and strength; the strength to be vulnerable again. All the while, your heart begs for reprieve. Softness of heart is not for the weak, but for those of us who continue to hope and try for a better way.
Update March 6, 2021: This poem is hereby dedicated to the Stoney Zebras Group modmin team who happen to have some of the softest hearts I have ever seen.