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Headstall's Reflections - 52. A Thorn's Kiss

I wrote this early this morning. I wasn't going to post it... I figured one was more than enough. I just changed my mind. In for a penny... feel free to turn away.

Headstall’s Reflections

 

 

Chapter 52 A Thorn’s Kiss

 

 

I'm better than this

He lies to himself

While bleeding

From a thorn's kiss

Agony, self-inflicted

And otherwise

He stands bared

With no place to hide

His frailty

Open wounds on display

To be poked and prodded

Letting disappointments

Have their way

On a shell desiccated

By watered-down truths

Clutching at straws

While suffering

Life's claws

He continues to search

For his measure of peace

He doesn’t understand

No, he doesn’t get it

And never has

Thanks for reading.

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I'm not sure what to say about this one, but I know what to do.....   :hug::hug::hug: I know it's hot, but those were cool hugs, I promise. 

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2 hours ago, Reader1810 said:

I'm not sure what to say about this one, but I know what to do.....   :hug::hug::hug: I know it's hot, but those were cool hugs, I promise. 

Thank you, Reader :hug: 

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All of us will have bled inside at one time or another, writing it down is one of the ways to deal with it ... :hug:

Letting wounds (even those unseen) fester is not ...

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13 minutes ago, hohochan657 said:

All of us will have bled inside at one time or another, writing it down is one of the ways to deal with it ... :hug:

Letting wounds (even those unseen) fester is not ...

Thanks, hoho :hug: 

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2 minutes ago, Lyssa said:

:hug:It is so good, that you can find words like this! :hug:

Thanks, Lyssa :hug: 

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How you find words for a lot of my own feelings escapes me, G-Man...but you've done it again.

The unexpected surprise at finding yourself once again hurt by the world around you, despite having experienced it before.  Always the hope that this time it will be different, so why is it always a shock rather than routine?  I put it down to the fragility of the human heart--it's need to feel complete when it finds another kindred soul.  If it weren't for that, we'd be safe behind our crenellated battlements, but alone.

No, we must endure bittersweet reality if we are to have a chance at honeyed dreams....

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There are thorns among the roses and they make the the blackberries all the sweeter a reward. Namaste my brother.

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8 hours ago, ColumbusGuy said:

How you find words for a lot of my own feelings escapes me, G-Man...but you've done it again.

The unexpected surprise at finding yourself once again hurt by the world around you, despite having experienced it before.  Always the hope that this time it will be different, so why is it always a shock rather than routine?  I put it down to the fragility of the human heart--it's need to feel complete when it finds another kindred soul.  If it weren't for that, we'd be safe behind our crenellated battlements, but alone.

No, we must endure bittersweet reality if we are to have a chance at honeyed dreams....

Sometimes it seems like I'm reliving the same thing... watching the same scenario... shouldn't be surprised, should I? I think some hearts have the fragility you speak of, while others are hardened by their own selfish desires. We can't all be the same... and that's the lesson I can't seem to learn... I always hope for the best... stupid me... thank you buddy... you and I are so often in sync... much love :hug: 

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6 hours ago, dughlas said:

There are thorns among the roses and they make the the blackberries all the sweeter a reward. Namaste my brother.

So very well put... where are those damn blackberries?... oh, yeah... I'm ripping them out :) ... for more smooth lawn... thanks for your support, my friend... :hug: 

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Doing the same thing, over and over and over and getting the same result. Handing the heart over and then getting it back all bloody and torn. I know the feeling of thinking you've found that kindred spirit only to get disappointed.  I'm behind those battlements Columbus Guy spoke of. Maybe one day, life's claws will let me go and I'll find that small measure of peace. (deep sigh). G, you've made me think deep thoughts right before bedtime. LOL.  Here's a hug for us both. :hug:

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2 minutes ago, LadyDe said:

Doing the same thing, over and over and over and getting the same result. Handing the heart over and then getting it back all bloody and torn. I know the feeling of thinking you've found that kindred spirit only to get disappointed.  I'm behind those battlements Columbus Guy spoke of. Maybe one day, life's claws will let me go and I'll find that small measure of peace. (deep sigh). G, you've made me think deep thoughts right before bedtime. LOL.  Here's a hug for us both. :hug:

And I send you a hug back, LadyDe. It's incredibly hard to be duped, or watch someone else being duped. The callousness and selfishness of some people, especially ones I've cared about, still manages to shock me. The lack of respect for relationships too, astounds me... Thank you for your comfort, and I offer you mine... deep thoughts like these can make rest and peace elusive... I hope you end up in the land of sweet dreams, my friend, and that one day you and I will be free of those claws... :hug: 

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On 5/18/2017 at 11:20 PM, Former Member said:

:hug:It is so good, that you can find words like this! :hug:

 

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