the fear that owns you
has a hungry
when you are not looking.
— fear has a hungry voice.
© Liezel Graham 2019.
This is the first micropoem in my #HealingTheHurtChildWithin
‘The fear that owns you…’
Childhood trauma or hurts that you have not dealt with, becomes another voice that lingers in the background.
It often speaks in anger, or in fear, when it shouldn’t.
It doesn’t speak up when it should.
It ignores things that it should not overlook.
It is easily triggered by things it shouldn’t be triggered by.
It says ‘yes’ when it wants to be loved, and ‘no’ when it is afraid of being loved.
When it speaks, it often leaves you wondering ‘why did I say that’ or ‘why do I react this way’?
It is a voice that is hungry—hungry to be loved, hungry to be found ‘enough’, hungry to be seen, hungry just to feel some sort of confirmation that there is still life and that it is worth living.
It always has a root.
I am still very aware of this other voice of mine. Healing has not been an overnight thing for me.
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments,
Photography by Evie Shaffer.