Why I’m Silent

I brandish words lovingly
To tell you what I have learned
But I see your rolling eyes
Saying here we go again
And so now I bite my tongue
I confer with that inner voice
I doubt that you would wonder
Why I say much less these days
An empath’s fine sensitivities
Need protecting from rejection
Just like a little child
When good intentions are scarred
Their good nature becomes hesitant
And now I wield the weapon of silence
As my armour of self-care
But it still hurts

Debbie Gravett © 2021.03.05

FOWC: Confer
RDP: Invisible
Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

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