Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Fragile Things

I can be trusted
with most fragile things -
an infant's sleep
or a butterfly's wings.
Nothing is subject
to rough handling
by me
it seems
but me.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

21 comments:

Stacie Eirich said...

Your poem is somewhere in my heart memory -- it seems the business of poets, mothers, women -- to handle themselves roughly while tending to others so finely. It's only in the process of writing it that I even realize my own wings. Thanks for sharing.

Gillena Cox said...

yeah, some of us are like that, i tended to be myself last for so long, putting children and others carefully first, but im i learned in the process to be careful of me too. and still some times i find myself slipping into that old norm

i really luv this succinct little write


much love...

brudberg said...

Sometimes we need to take care also for ourselves.. great shift in the last few lines...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, isnt this the darned truth? Perfectly said, my friend.

Steve King said...

So true. Nothing compares to the pressures and expectations we put on ourselves, and the things we endure to live up to them. These verses are so artful.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This does ring true. Be kind to yourself, MZ.
:)

Susan said...

(you speak my mind better than I could)

nothing said...

Is it naughty that this turns me on? :)

Lessandra said...

So true, so true.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I wonder how many mothers this is true of? So true for me!

Sioux said...

As Dionne Warwick sang, and Burt Bacharach (spelling?) wrote: Take it easy on yourself.

This poem knocked me out at the end. Wow!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

We all beat ourselves up the most - we know the weak spots.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I think we are all like that.

Sweetly written.

Dulce said...

Soft and tender. I love this

Other Mary said...

Why is it we are so hard on ourselves?

Sharon Wagner said...

That's so true. We're always hardest on our self. Husbands 2nd.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

No one does the quick change like you - elegant and surprising and never done for the sake of cleverness. Yours in envious green, Mosk

Fireblossom said...

Well knock it off!

Jae Rose said...

We are one of the most fragile things we can hold at times - a wise, deft poem

Marian said...

Yowza, ain't this the truth!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Why oh why do we always treat ourselves the worst? Truth Mama Zen!