Tender with you

Horse Embrace

I will be tender with you

Even though your crusty outside

Belies the truth inside

Even though you look on me with a gaze

That seems to say

You are such a strange and alien creature

I will see deeper

Far beyond the defences you erect

To the frosty space inside

That contains a child in an icecube

All frozen

You were never shown tenderness

You don’t have the strength I have

To collapse into and feel a soul that aches

You take your numbing medicine

To hide from deeper truths

Why should I scorn you

Or show anger

When really that will just cause me further pain

Instead I will be tender with you

Knowing that

Even though you scorn my tenderness

Your reaction was never about me

I will not let the arrow of attack lodge

Too deep

Inside my own skin

I deserve better

And so did you

You just didn’t get it

And that is sad

Whether or not you recognise it

So I will be tender with you

Because my own wounds have taught me

To be tender with my self

Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

Categories Defences, Emotional Awareness, Healing Narcissistic Abuse, Judgement, Tenderness2 Comments

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