raw and vulnerable

raw and vulnerable
i wake up
my skin is tight
on the inside of my stomach
last night’s nightmare
sits with me still
cradled just under my ribs

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Sometimes, I frighten myself with the intensity of my emotions and how vehemently they threaten to spill out. There are times when I am uncertain whether they have spilled out, or if they have simply raged so hard on the inside, that the residual feelings have pooled around me, coloring the air…


  • S .
    S .over 5 years ago

    wow nice… have had this feeling before too for sure

  • I’m glad I’m not the only one!

    – OneMultipleCode

  • TBall
    TBallover 5 years ago

    raw and powerful

  • Last night was…rough. Thank you for commenting

    – OneMultipleCode

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 5 years ago

    I know this feeling all too well….and yes the fear of having intense emotions.


  • Intense emotions rock the boat. They make our insecurities that much more apparent…they reveal our demons to inhospitable crowds…

    – OneMultipleCode

  • TBall
    TBallover 5 years ago

    take care of yourself, lest you know that you alive

  • haha! Excellent advice! ^_~

    – OneMultipleCode

  • MarkezzAckui ...
    MarkezzAckui ...over 5 years ago

    keep writing my friend…sometimes those very emotions produce our most mind blowing work. I like this piece….

  • veritasunsaid
    veritasunsaidover 5 years ago

    this is some great strong writing;
    i like it very much

  • skinnyman
    skinnymanover 5 years ago

    such a deep emotion conveyed within a few well chosen words, love it

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 5 years ago

    intense emotions….yes, I’m afraid I know how that is. Quite overwhelming actually. This piece is brilliant and captures that feeling well.

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 5 years ago

    Absolutely completely have you written the intensity of a nightmare …..or even a panic attack which I have had in the past….in the past they will remain. Words of few but impact on high sensory!

  • oneperfectkiss
    oneperfectkissover 5 years ago

    I’m always trying to douse my intense emotions…you describe the feelings well.

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