pulling away ........a poem

Just a little something about me or about you ! We are a strange lot though, are we not ? And are we just the child within , is it all just that simple ? Anyway , I hope this helps you to better understand the human condition .....and me !

A poem .....



No I don't recall the first time yet always
there is the reflex
And yet I wish I wish -upon-a something there
wouldn't be a next

One of my subconscious reactions in touch
is simply to pull away
It was there right from the first
and still there today

Yet my wish was always that someone
could change this one affliction
Message the broken wing out and away
soften this addiction

The wishes written here come from
a deepened darkened place
And yet I know how it will end
there's always a residual trace

I read once awhile ago
" we are all but the child within"
Yet within is a place I know well
yet hide there again and again









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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, So deep, so beautiful. A little child hides within from time to time. A familiar place for me...Cheers


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Decided to comment directly on my first reaction. Loved the flow of the poem and it made me think of the times I've been hurt by someone and retreating so to say deep in myself and not wanting to communicate with anyone at all for a certain period of time.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Yes, hiding is safe, but lonely. You capture the yearning beautifully.

Warm fingertips massage broken, bruised heart

Smooth, softly, slowly; let deep hurt depart

Years of hiding, yearning, always the same

Takes time to release, to set free again

Enclosing now, soft warm embrace

Melt away resistance, once more womb safe.

Votes and more hugs to you Ed, from Annie.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Fennelseed , Annie I love it that you write like a true poet. Your kindness always matters , you know that I hope .......Hug to U Too! Big one in fact !


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Sighhhhhhhhh...me too, aHorseback...me too..


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I well know that residual trace. It leaves a large impact for such a small thing. Thank you ahorseback for another compelling poem.


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Joy56 4 years ago

I wonder if all poets are the loneliness people in the world, and i wonder would they have it any other way, Really would they.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Joy , Yes !.... and No , I have always said I would not change one thing , if only most people knew how important that the suffering of some things in life temper us ! Wisen us ?......Be well my dear .


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

@Always exploring , I dont know why , yet some of us go "inside "I always have , Oh well thats life !.....Nice to see U!......:-}

@Gypsy rose , Yes it was always a bit too easy to internalize for me !........:-}

@Imkarn . You're the Sweetest !.......thanks !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

@Hyphengirl ! HI ....Yes , but how else could it be . I wouldnt know another way .....:-}

@Joy, the comfort of familiarity ! I wouldn't change a thing , I resigned myself long ago to that safety net !......:-}

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