Less Alone

Your honesty makes me feel
    less alone
        in this wearing world.
In this safe place
    I am myself,
    with my mind stuttering panic
        that my thankful mouth overrides,
        while my welling tears threaten overflow.
Safety feels strange,
    an unknown parameter that
    begs release and promises a
        temporary relief from this mind-prison.
I do my best to stay on guard,
    not give in fully to the goading
        “tell-all” voices in my head.
I have been there before
    and no longer will indulge in
        the “maybe possibly”s that drive
        safety away.
Your barriers come down and
    I feel grateful that this time
        it is you who cries.
I like to think my honesty
    makes you feel less alone
        in this wearing world.

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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