It is rare when we find someone who loves us "unconditionally"; it is nothing short of a miracle when we finally discover that quality within ourselves.
I have written about facades
Skills of duplicity
Rules of engagement, and the like
Built, constructed, learned without any instructions
From either side
Perhaps decades in the making
Hidden, safer and lost behind them
Susceptible in front of them
Vulnerable creatures that we are
They can be taken too far
Or simply relied upon too long
Do not condemn or criticize yourself
For their evolution and purpose was not wrong
When life necessitates them
One can resort to a "hide and seek"
Dare not peek
When, almost everyone is sure that "If people really knew them,
They would not want to."
We deprive them of the experience
Those protective things, in the way
But, taking them down, brick by brick
To let the sunlight of reflection and perception in
We can see ourselves as "not so bad"
As warmth and fresh air, do their thing
Then, we can truly face the world
Abandoning pretense and risking authenticity
The ones that stay behind
Are to be celebrated and cherished for all they are worth
While their number may be few
They are just as priceless and incomparable
To the authentic you
It is rare when someone loves us "unconditionally";
It is nothing short of a miracle when we discover that quality within ourselves!
So take that wall or "self", which might have served a purpose
Most often crafted in time of need
They usually are outgrown
Discard the image, to embrace what you have become
A genuine being, resilient enough now
Ready to be loved or left and known!
Copyright — 2016 — Elaine M. Mullen — "GreenOgess — Volume II" In production. "GreenOgress/Twitter