Enough As Can Be ....

I want that somebody who'll be the first to support me,
protect ... defend ..... console me ...
Not the first one to emotionally hurt me ...
demean me... debase me...
just because I dont meet exacting expectations...
not up to par with one's "taste"...
And thereafter , seemingly punched in the gut
before getting thrown off the curb..
made me feel ... for one brief moment ...
like a crumpled piece of waste ...

It perplexes me how somebody can hurt
the one they supposedly love..
when I would have thrown myself infront
to protect him from any peril thereof...
Pointless to ask " how" or "why" ...
no any reshoot possible...
no words said nor deed done deletable
to prevent the tears
already shed and now dry...

I have learned that while giving / sharing
most of my love & heart to one I love...
wisest to save enough for SELF-RESPECT ,
to cushion any hurt ...
if ever that ship hits the rocks
and gets tragically wrecked ...
A partner should be one's rock & safe haven ...
the very first one to care , shield and defend
instead of the ego ruining it to a sorry end ...
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Posted: Feb 23
About this poem:
Going through the wringer as depicted in the poem... is a most harrowing experience , specially when one didn't see it coming ... Though a little worse for wear.. those who are well grounded recover intact .. and all the wiser for it ... inspite of the momentary hurt felt and pain endured ...

Sharing this poem is also an ode to those people ... women in particular, but also men .. who can say " been there... done that ... moved on " ...

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Comments (2)

southmiami4321
There are so many here, Islandgirl that can relate to your words. Open heart words said with truth. Nicely written. SM
Islandgirl61online today!
southmiami4321 ... as always .. thank you for your appreciation... from one woman to another ... from poetress to the other... Along a similar vein of this poem.. you might like to read two here I have posted in 2022 ... if you havent read them yet ... also insightful & very identifiable for many out there .. " Some People" ( Feb 2022) and " Feminine & Strong" (Jan 2022).
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