i’m going to break the pattern this time around – Rachel (Patient and Kind)


It’s relentless, this push and pull.

Exhausting, one could say.

I want so much, to love,

But loving you is hard.

I crave that hug, the sweet embrace

That takes me back to four

When I skinned my knee,

When I needed you like now.

This time I’m changing it,

Not following the well worn path

That we have tripped along.

This time we will come out with a heart

Intact and far less fragile than

The times we just pretended that

It was all OK.

for more detail, find the kindest corner on the interweb, here: https://patientandkindlove.com/

Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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