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The awakening

The child
Felt
Saw
Understood
So why was she
Always in trouble?
Too loud
Too wilful
Too emotional
So into the cupboard she’d go;
To be hid or
Put.
Well the child
Learnt quickly
So a mask was applied
A band aid in effect
For wasn’t she broken?
Didn’t she need fixing?
The child grew
The woman forgot
And the façade became
She… until
One day a
Crack appeared.
Misunderstood and confused
There were numerous remedies applied
By she and others…
Again intact
Time went on
And the woman remained the same
Yet not…
Underneath there were such
Profound forces
A heat like a forge was born;
Rage
Tumult
Angst
Self-loathing
And oh so much sadness,
That they all bound together
And a battle axe was formed
And it cleaved her through.
Out spewed such toxins
That both she and those
She loved most
Were appalled
And so the self-loathing expanded.
The woman shattered.
The world; it seemed,
Did not contain
Enough glue.
So instead she hid in
The cupboard or in truth
It was
The bin…
For wasn’t she
Just rubbish
To be thrown away?
But even there
She couldn’t escape
From herself
And all the while
The distressing cry of a
Weeping child…
She spent an age
Looking
And though she found
Foul odorous things;
Of herself,
There was no
Little one…
Exhausted by
Her life
She lay down to sleep
And in her dreams
She roamed free to find
A tiny babe…
Her cry
Told a story of such lament
That the woman
Could not bare
So she picked
The little one up
And cuddled and soothed
Held her to suckle
At her breast…
The child
Looked longingly into
Her eyes
And said;
“Where have you been?
I have waited a life time.”
And with that
The woman awoke
The babe was she
And there was no
Turning back!

23rd January

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it is so easy to squash a child’s spirit. the result can be on-going and into adulthood. this is a jot about that

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Comments

  • Philip DeLoach
    Philip DeLoachover 1 year ago

    Really good work! So many of us have the natural life and happiness squashed by so called adults in society that it becomes a way of life. A Pandora’s box. Some people find their way out, others sadly, do not. Often the way out is the way in.

  • so wise Philip…
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 1 year ago

  • many thanks POP’s
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago


    Congratulations! This is incredibly moving and excellent writing.

  • many thanks Donna
    i’m deeply honoured by your comments
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago

    Not being allowed to show emotions as a child can lead to problems as an adult. Although I know they did the best they could with what they knew, we suffer. My emotions now are always right there on the surface, barely able to contain them. Excellent write, Suzanne, one I can relate to.
    Congrats on your Vavoom feature.

  • you are so right tori
    many thanks
    xox suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago


    25.1.13

    wonderfu work .. many congrats on the feature

  • many thanks for this feature
    its most appreciated
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Excellent work… Congratulations 1st Runner-Up!
    Editors Weekly Choice Ending January 27th, 2013
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it.Group

  • many thanks Evita
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your Editors Weekly Choice Moving words and heartfelt nicely done hugs"":http://www.redbubble.com/people/rapture777

  • thank you Bonita
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago
  • many thanks for the feature tori
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • greeneyedlady
    greeneyedladyover 1 year ago

    WOW……i love the imagery of the crack appearing…seems everyone tries to repair the cracks without caring to notice what caused them in the first place…..congrats on a second feature!!!

  • many thanks greeneyedlady
    suzann:))

    – su2anne

  • Shyll
    Shyllover 1 year ago

    It seems in this world we have this mistaken identity of having to earn LOVE. Love, the best kind, the whole kind is unconditional, and it is something everyone deserves just because they exist. Such an emotive write….beautifully stated.

  • thank you for wise and heart-felt words Shyll
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

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