hardshell

Posted: June 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

you wear a mask of disbelief
doubt suffuses your voice
arms crossed at your chest
it makes you feel stronger, smarter
somehow in control

you wear your cynicism as a shield of strength
believing it protects you
unaware how its weight slumps your shoulders
not noting the lines it carves in your face
oblivious of its hard shell encasing your heart
not caring how it wounds the objects of your wrath

your Father says that love
bears all things
believes all things
hopes all things
endures all things

you counter that this is not about love
and your hardshell heart grows another layer

~karen swank

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