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    MacGreg
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Poems and Short Quips - 18. Delusions of Unworthiness

For sean. And anyone else suffering from delusions of unworthiness.

You lay prone before me

atonement dripping like wine

your intentions to be good oft shadowed

by the noose of self-doubt you choke on

despite my efforts to permanently remove it.

 

We circle one another in uncertainty

like specters dancing through flames -

me, tightening wrists to ward off your fears

you, resisting their release with delusions

of your unworthiness to be redeemed.

 

The positive steps we take forward

are inevitably trounced by your stumbles,

yet I will continue to pick you up, dust you off

set you back on solid ground

because this journey is far from over.

Thank you for reading.

Copyright © 2017 MacGreg; All Rights Reserved.
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15 hours ago, MichaelS36 said:

Mac, in a poem once written for me, tim described me as his anchor and the light in his darkness. .. I'm very much convinced your boy feels the same about you. You are his strength. Your poem is full of love, caring and describes the protection we provide for these boys we love. Wonderful. 

You're right, Mike. Whether from our perspective, or their perspective, the outcome is the same: we provide what they need with love and care, and they, in turn, reward us with love and obedience. It's a beautiful arrangement.

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On 8/20/2017 at 10:58 AM, mad_artist said:

i am broken Sir.... somehow you see hope in me that im blind to....

thank you for patience and choosing to stick with me, i will continue do my best not to disappoint....

gratitude xo

My boy, you are not broken. you are brilliant. I will continue to have you chant that mantra. The bumps we encounter are all a part of the process, and disappointments can be corrected through your willingness to trust in me. 

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3 hours ago, MacGreg said:

You're right, Mike. Whether from our perspective, or their perspective, the outcome is the same: we provide what they need with love and care, and they, in turn, reward us with love and obedience. It's a beautiful arrangement.

It is and I appreciate your support of tim and the others online. I wish I could be here more often. I will try. 

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On 8/21/2017 at 1:09 PM, MacGreg said:

My boy, you are not broken. you are brilliant. I will continue to have you chant that mantra. The bumps we encounter are all a part of the process, and disappointments can be corrected through your willingness to trust in me. 

thank you Sir

your faith in me to do better inspires this boy xo

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