Touch Me Not

"For my little mind, is but a seed. It can grow strong, if given its needs."   Darlene Yager
"For my little mind, is but a seed. It can grow strong, if given its needs." Darlene Yager
Touch-me-not, Spotted Jewelweed   Darlene Yager
Touch-me-not, Spotted Jewelweed Darlene Yager
"Hugs are good, for those you love."   Darlene Yager
"Hugs are good, for those you love." Darlene Yager
Touch-me-not, Spotted Jewelweed   Darlene Yager
Touch-me-not, Spotted Jewelweed Darlene Yager

Touch-me-not (original version)

Touch-me-not

In seductive ways,

I do not understand.

Hugs are good,

For those you love.

If your love were true,

You would not harm me.


Touch-me-not

For I am fragile.

It may be that you like

Young and agile.

But I am delicate,

I break easy, and

"I'm sorries!" do not placate.


Touch-me-not

For I belong to God.

Ravage not my innocence,

Scars so deep,

Will not heal.

You say "I'm gentle!"

Yet the soul is bruised,

With but a whisper.


Touch-me-not

In such a way,

For you see,

I so innocently,

Follow your lead.

I trust you to show,

The right way to go.


Touch-me-not

For my little mind,

is but a seed.

It can grow strong,

If given its needs.

Weak and confused,

If surrounded by weeds.


So touch-me-not

I beg of you!

For I am a child of God,

And you are too!

Touch-me-not

Touch-me-not

I am fragile

You may like young, agile

I am delicate

I bend and break

"I'm sorries!"

Do not placate


Touch-me-not

Ravage innocence

Scars too deep

Will not heal

"I'll be gentle!"

Soul bruises

From a whisper


Touch-me-not

Seductive ways

I do not understand

If love is true

would not harm


Touch-me-not

Innocently

I follow

Lead me

The right way


Touch-me-not

Little mind

A seed

Grows strong

Given needs

Weak, confused

Found in weeds

*I am not a poet but this came to me one day, so I wrote it down. It has been rewritten a few times but still I am not a poet. I apologize to any real poets who may read this.

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

It sounds like something you are trying to tell yourself, maybe something you don't realize but need to deal with. That was my impression anyway. Polly


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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan Author

The flower name inspired it. I don't recall anything happening to me but I suppose it might have. I don't remember a lot of my childhood so I guess anything is possible. I thought I blocked my past out because of my father's death. There may be more. Thanks for stopping by and reading Pollyannalana.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..well you touched me - yes!!!!! with your heartfelt writing!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Its beautiful we all venture the big road of growing up and often that alone leaves us feeling as you described. Great expression. :)


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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks katiem2, I think it could have been written a lot better if I were a poet but I tried.


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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

This beautiful poem brought tears to my eyes. You capture what victims of abuse go through, precisely.

You are a poet. Don't knock yourself.

Namaste.


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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Deborah! I just meant I am not in the same league as many who are really poets.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Very touching and telling... Don't disparage your poetry. These words resonate from your mind and heart.


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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you Peggy W. I am thinking of posting the full thing, the original to see which one is better. I will probably get that up in the next couple of days and a poll so please come back and vote.


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izettl 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

THis is really good. I kept thinking I wish sexual predators amnd molesters could read this and really resonate with them. There were really many messages to get from this, but it was well done.


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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks, izettl! I wish that there was no such thing as a sexual predator or molester but unfortunately they do exist. I hope that maybe this message does get out there and that it can help curb their desires.

Thanks for stopping by.


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jennyjenny 6 years ago from Somewhere in Michigan

Wow Dar,

This is pretty deep...:) You almost made me cry again, twice in one week, geez! Seriously, it's wonderful, and sad, and insightful and...nice job! :) P.S. I especially like the hug picture... :)


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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks, Jen! It just came to me one day while I was thinking about the flower name.


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makusr 5 years ago from India

Dardia, Greetings,

Your 'Touch-me-nots' have touched a chord right in the heart. So tender so comforting.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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Dardia 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Hello MAKUSR,

Thank you for your kind words, and your visit.

+Darlene

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