Sunday, December 29, 2013

Kindness (Mindlovemisery prompt 36 Virtue)




Kindness

Thin skinned-
in your storm

Pelted by words
stone heavy

Hoping you don’t see
the damage

I cover the wounds
they're easy to hide
from your eyes.

A smile wipes away
your anger, yet mine
stirs in a disquieted soul,


 wishing for a thicker armor
 but who would that be
 mirrored in such a cold reflection?

Not me,
and so I bleed.

13 comments:

  1. Yes, sometimes we try to hide our wounds, even from ourselves, but they are transparent. Compassion is an act of kindness. Happy New Year, Lisa :)

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  2. Oh I so relate to this poem, Lisa, especially the "disquieted soul". Well written.

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  3. What a sweet poem. Thank yo for sharing. Have a happy new year.

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  4. I think we all wish for a thicker armour. I marvel at those who have it. Very nice.

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  5. This is so beautiful and so wise Lisa I would like to undue some of my armor, there's not much freedom in a fortress

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  6. Oh Kindness is such a dangerous virtue... those wounds and scars of harsh words are not easy to bear..

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  7. Sounds like abuse. Nasty, but written sort of without rancour and I wonder why. Love to know if you have the time.
    Pea

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  8. Ending is unexpected and such a great contrast to the title ~ We all wish for a thicker armor ~

    Wishing you Happy New Year ~

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  9. sad and so delicate....a happy new year to you.

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  10. Shows the fragility of the human spirit. Well expressed, Lisa.

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  11. thicker armor might keep us from the temporary pain...but i would be afraid of what feeling we lost in the process.....

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  12. My first thought reading this was "Oh my, are you okay?" Are you asking for help? If yes just write me in private.
    Stormcat

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  13. "thin skinned in your storm" Love that!

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