Poem: Our Many Layers – 03/06/20

Layered like onions,
our personalities they become,
complex and full of depth,
our nuances, eccentricities conjoin as one.
Who says being different is incorrect?
Unique we live
loud and free,
our notions, our understandings,
united personalities.
Peel back a layer:
What’s waiting within?
Another facet within our souls,
an accumulated sense of quiet knowing.
Do we possess the ability
to remove a layer day by day?
To reveal a new part of ourselves,
vulnerable we become?
We may.
But it is in the revelation
that helps us share with each other,
getting to know further,
understanding ourselves and others better.
And what say you when
you are down to your last skin,
the exhilarating moment,
when we reveal our truest,
our beating hearts within.
To be seen,
to be held,
to be accepted for who we are,
here we stand,
now light as feathers,
spirit wafting around our beings,
winding between our loose fingers.
We have possessed the courage
to share ourselves,
to allow our true beings to be seen,
so wonder not about hidden layers,
to remain cloaked,
fear, apprehension,
these emotions are unnecessary.
Be brave,
be strong,
and open widely your arms,
this is the method,
this is the practice,
the process,
shed your layers,
reveal all facets of your personality,
we will surely get along.

© 2020 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

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  1. My ear is like an onion Curved and round and spicy Enhanced by aids to hear the world loud Not smelly but hairy and nice Atop a magnificent being What can one say

    DMW Hancock


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