The Whole Lot

We often push away the parts of ourselves that we don’t like and can’t be with. Although this might temporarily help us to evade them, they come back to bite us because they want our attention! If we can learn to accept the raw and vulnerable bits of ourselves, or at least be a bit more gentle towards them, we begin the long road to self-acceptance.


Love me when I’m raw

Without my shell, exposed

Help the numb to thaw

Help acceptance grow

Guard me from the wilderness

That is The Doubt’s creation

All I need is tenderness

And not self-limitation

Take the light and shade in me

And cherish its confusion

Let the love parade in me

Seep in past the obtusion

I need now to be sure

Conditions aren’t imposed

Love me when I’m raw

Without my shell, exposed

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15 thoughts on “The Whole Lot

  1. “All I need is tenderness
    And not self-limitation”

    I cannot even begin to describe how these words summate what I would say to the people in my past who drained me off my self-worth.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. Best one so far❤️

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      1. You are welcome your Samness. I hope that you have a great. I hope that the sun shines bright on you. May your day be free of sadness. May your way be free of obstacles. May your meals be free of spoiled food. May your feet be free of shoes… and socks. Just have a great day.

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  2. This one resonated with me. A whole person is made up of a lot of parts. You can’t really love a person without loving (or at least accepting) ALL of them, including yourself. You can’t change what you can’t face, and sometimes a liability is just an asset in disguise. 🙂

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