So, time for a poem or is it a story?

I toss away people like tissue on the floor

It keeps the hurt away and my heart from being sore

Protecting myself is goal number one

After so many disappointments I find it easier to shun

I want to be one who holds people near

But looking in my contacts there are few that are dear

I love the people I love with all of my might

I have unleashed my heart to them

The love I have inside is a sight

Because of past scars getting close is not a thing

I can’t let down my guard too much

Or let my heart soar and truly sing

I cry constantly at movies, books and songs with ease

But those are merely stories so my heart cannot be seized

I am a lover, a fighter, a softie yet tough

I open up and then back away so that no one can rebuff

I reveal myself to strangers more than to those I really know

It is easier to radiate me and all that I am

Then I can shine and truly glow

Those who think they know me I don’t reveal my truth

I keep it inside like a shiny bow

With a smile on my face and a strut in my step

Protecting me while remaining couth

~ simply

Dee

copyright March 19, 2019

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Christine says:

    This is somewhat terrible: I decided to take Marie Kondo’s advice of getting rid of what doesn’t spark joy in my life to also apply to people too. I started tossing away the people that bring nothing good to my life like tissues too. What great imagery. I love the honesty in this one.

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    1. I’ve done the same thing with a friend recently. I’m still torn about if it’s the right thing because she’s a long time friend, but when hanging out with them makes you stressed from planning to hangout, is it worth it?

      Isn’t Dee’s honesty so awesome! Everything you write Dee, is such truth! I love it.

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      1. Awww thanks babe! And no, it is not worth being stressed out over a friend. Friends are supposed to bring joy and help you deal with tough patches, not be the tough patch:)

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  2. Wow, what you said is so profound. cleaning out the clutter in one’s life isn’t just about material items! Thanks for your thoughtful comment, beautiful! xx

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