Vulnerably brave

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I will show you my silvery tears,
The ones sprouting from my heart.
I will show you the tears cried beneath what the rest of the world can see.
What eyes may miss,
Love renders visible.
That will be the bravest thing I will do, show you my tears.

I will  will release my scream from deep within,
The one that forces it’s way from my mouth.
I will unleash the demon I carry inside of me.
What eyes may miss,
Love renders visible.
That will be the bravest thing I will ever do, release this scream.

I will show you my sadness and scars,
The ones that stubbornly persist, that won’t heal.
As I clenching my fists and with my nails digging deeply into the palms of my hand, you may not see them, they may not show themselves, they may prefer to remain hidden.
What eyes may miss,
Love will renders visible.
That will be the bravest thing I will ever do, show you my sadness, my tears.

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19 thoughts on “Vulnerably brave

  1. Tears from the heart was a wonderful line and you said it so beautifully, showing tears is the bravest thing one can do. This was a delightful read that forces hidden souls to come out.🌹. It’s okay to show emotion.

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  2. I find the tears never stop, they just have longer dry spells between the showers……..
    “How many rivers of tears must we cry
    Before all the deepest wells run dry”

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  3. Very interesting and personally relevant post Sonia, thanks for sharing.
    I have copied the words into my journal.
    A friend recently commented on how brave I am following the death of a cousin in Ireland, death of an ex colleague and friend and imminent death of another cousin in Ireland. These events all happening during my stay in The Gambia until April. I wonder if word
    Bravery when chosen to describe a response to vulnerability is definitely how others perceive some people’s response. However this may be the word we internalise when masking our emotions (crying done in private).
    Interestingly Sonia vulnerability was the sub title of my blog when I first started smilingcoasts.com.

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    1. Hi Margaret, firstly thank you so much for your reading and for leaving me such a honest, personal comment. Receiving messages like yours is so rewarding and that what makes this all blogging experience a worthy one!
      I truly believe that we are all brave warriors, but most of us only realize the true extend of their strength when they face difficult situations. I can’t speak for everyone, but that is my own experience! When I really thought that all pain was going to break me inside, that was the turning point on my life when I understood and measure my strength, my resilience… And yes, that surprise me so much!
      I agree with what you wrote: “…Bravery when chosen to describe a response to vulnerability is definitely how others perceive some people’s response. However this may be the word we internalise when masking our emotions (crying done in private).” But at the same time, our vulnerability, or our bravery, will define us some how. And it can be scary, surprising, beautiful…
      Thank you so much again, Margaret! Yes, we are vulnerable, but we are also resilient!🙏😉💗

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