The vulnerability of baring myself fully
Christopher Wallace

The vulnerability of baring myself fully
clenches the belly
panics the heart
stands my hairs on end.

It is truly the most terrifying thing
to stand in ones authenticity.

And yet. And yet.

The courage it takes.
The great tender strength.
The spine tingling elation.
The heart swells, and magic.
The naked beauty borne, in feeling you have nothing to hide.
The spirit touched ardor of a bare approach to life.
The openings and the mystery.
The expressions: tripping, falling, incomplete, misguided.
The wonderful mistakes, elucidating lessons.
The perfect imperfections.
The easing of honesty.
The engendered humility.
The profundity.
The sense of being touched, touching, and in touch with life.
The unmasked revelations, of full spectral undulation.
The this. The that. The I can accept it all.
The dropping of shame.
The incredible liberation, in shedding that shame.
The finding forgiveness for self, for other.
The quiver of unknowing.
The sweet caress of potential.
The dread. The sorrows. The uncertainties.
All making room for, in their acknowledgement:
Room for what else is there.
Room for laughter, and joy, and luminescence.
Room for flirtation, dancing, spontaneity.
Breaking open.
Melting into Love.
Soaring on the wings of Truth.
The hush, of anxious worry.
The Goodness bestowed.
The empathy.
The compassion.
The connection.
The holy restoration of creative flow.
The fires of real passion.

And everything.
And everything.
And Beauty.

I hate being vulnerable.
It’s terrifying.
Letting go of those emotions
that you work so hard to hide.
Every day, at some point,
I have to force down negative
emotions at the thought that someone
might see and know that I am not
the strong person I show myself
to be. That I am weak and that
I am struggling.
I hate being vulnerable.
It entails opening up to someone
and telling them all those dirty
little secrets that you desperately
seek to hide.
Being raw with someone.
But at the same time,
it sounds beautiful.
To be able to find someone
who you can be vulnerable with.
That trust.
That raw, unadulterated trust.
How can you know
when you have found the right person?
Can you know?
It’s terrifyingly beautiful.
I crave it.
I fear it.
Whatever I share could
be used against me.
They could laugh in my face and
mock my pain.
They could kick my dreams
in the dust or
never
speak
to
me
again.
I could be rejected.
But, I could be accepted.
I could be loved.
Respected.
Understood.
It’s terrifying.
It’s beautiful.

When we make ourselves vulnerable
and peel back layer upon layer of our well-worn armor,
sometimes you wind up with a lovable child -
and sometimes you wind up with a banana.

From Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part I, Lessons 1-19)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-i-lessons-1-19/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part II, Lessons 20-33)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-ii-lessons-20-33/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part III, Lessons 34-41)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-iii-lessons-34-41/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part IV, Lessons 42-50)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-iv-lessons-42-50-1/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part V, Lessons 51-59)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-v-lessons-51-59/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part VI, Lessons 60-69)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-vi-lessons-60-69-1/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part VII, Lessons 70-79)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-vii-lessons-70-79-1/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part VIII, Lessons 80-89)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-viii-lessons-80-89/

Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part IX, Lesson 90)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/666213/l-s-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-ix-lesson-90/

ᏰƐƦሃℓԃᏫሁ ԼƐϖ'ś Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part IX, Lesson 91)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/672407/l-s-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-ix-lesson-91/
#love   #heartbreak   #poem   #poetry   #broken   #sad   #depression   #life   #heart   #girl   #eyes   #pain   #haiku   #sadness   #death   #hope   #loss   #lost   #rain   #hurt   #nature   #of   #friendship   #thoughts   #soul   #fuck   #me   #last   #secrets   #vulnerability   #armor   #penis   #trending   #primer   #lew   #banana   #beryldov  

When we make ourselves vulnerable
and peel back layer upon layer of our well-worn armor,
sometimes you wind up with a lovable child -
and sometimes you wind up with a banana.

From Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part I, Lessons 1-19)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-i-lessons-1-19/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part II, Lessons 20-33)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-ii-lessons-20-33/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part III, Lessons 34-41)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-iii-lessons-34-41/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part IV, Lessons 42-50)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-iv-lessons-42-50-1/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part V, Lessons 51-59)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-v-lessons-51-59/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part VI, Lessons 60-69)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-vi-lessons-60-69-1/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part VII, Lessons 70-79)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-vii-lessons-70-79-1/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part VIII, Lessons 80-89)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-viii-lessons-80-89/

Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part IX, Lesson 90)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/666213/l-s-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-ix-lesson-90/

ᏰƐƦሃℓԃᏫሁ ԼƐϖ'ś Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part IX, Lesson 91)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/672407/l-s-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-ix-lesson-91/
#love   #heartbreak   #poem   #poetry   #broken   #sad   #depression   #life   #heart   #girl   #eyes   #pain   #haiku   #sadness   #death   #hope   #loss   #lost   #rain   #hurt   #nature   #of   #friendship   #thoughts   #soul   #fuck   #me   #last   #secrets   #vulnerability   #armor   #penis   #trending   #primer   #lew   #banana   #beryldov  

When we make ourselves vulnerable
and peel back layer upon layer of our well-worn armor,
sometimes you wind up with a lovable child -
and sometimes you wind up with a banana.

From Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part I, Lessons 1-19)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-i-lessons-1-19/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part II, Lessons 20-33)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-ii-lessons-20-33/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part III, Lessons 34-41)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-iii-lessons-34-41/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part IV, Lessons 42-50)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-iv-lessons-42-50-1/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part V, Lessons 51-59)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-v-lessons-51-59/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part VI, Lessons 60-69)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-vi-lessons-60-69-1/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part VII, Lessons 70-79)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-vii-lessons-70-79-1/

Beryl Dov Lew's Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part VIII, Lessons 80-89)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/beryl-dov-lews-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-viii-lessons-80-89/

Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part IX, Lesson 90)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/666213/l-s-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-ix-lesson-90/

ᏰƐƦሃℓԃᏫሁ ԼƐϖ'ś Primer of Love: The Secrets of Making Love Last (Part IX, Lesson 91)
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/672407/l-s-primer-of-love-the-secrets-of-making-love-last-part-ix-lesson-91/
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#love   #heartbreak   #poem   #poetry   #broken   #sad   #depression   #life   #heart   #girl   #eyes   #pain   #haiku   #sadness   #death   #hope   #loss   #lost   #rain   #hurt   #nature   #of   #friendship   #thoughts   #soul   #fuck   #me   #last   #secrets   #vulnerability   #armor   #penis   #trending   #primer   #lew   #banana   #beryldov  

When we make ourselves vulnerable
and peel back layer upon layer of our well-worn armor,
sometimes you wind up with a lovable child -
and sometimes you wind up with a banana.

#love   #heartbreak   #poem   #poetry   #broken   #sad   #depression   #life   #heart   #girl   #eyes   #pain   #haiku   #sadness   #death   #hope   #loss   #lost   #rain   #hurt   #nature   #of   #friendship   #thoughts   #soul   #fuck   #me   #last   #secrets   #vulnerability   #armor   #penis   #trending   #primer   #lew   #banana   #beryldov  
*Vulnerability is scary*
CP
CP
Jun 1

Vulnerability is scary
I guess that's why I'm always wary
In the palm of another's hand
I solemnly stand

Vulnerability is scary
Someone I know barely
They could bury me
In debris

I'm flesh and bones
Their words could be stones
The way you shake when you're crying
Or when you blink when you're lying
Because inside you know you're dying

When I tell you how I feel
I may begin to heal
This is so unreal-
Yet I still fear that you will squeal
What I tried so hard to conceal

Vulnerability is scary
I would like to say contrary,
I feel like a freed canary
How very wrong
I've made another prison
With bars made of vulnerability

My secrets have become a liability
For I foolishly trust
You will not run
When we are done

Vulnerability is so scary

#poem   #poetry   #fear   #sad   #scared   #vulnerability   #stuff   #anxious   #cp  
Ashley Willson
Ashley Willson
Apr 5, 2013

A glimpse of hope
The future unplanned
A loss of control
Out of my hand
Reach for nothing
A fistful of sand
A barren body
Love's own demand
Meeting your eyes
Vulnerable, I stand

vulnerability
Lauren Ashley
Lauren Ashley
Jun 8, 2011

love,
the most destructive
vulnerability

obstructed by the custom
of guarded humility
that can never pursue
any interest in purity
to keep the living whole
in peace and endless security

     oh, violent vulnerability
     slighted by my words
     whom betray nothing
     of my heart's mind
     but clear cut diamonds
     of the coolest civility
     for mild understanding
     to chain the enraged truth
     seeking to speak
     through these irises
     the purest contradiction
     to the ice burning skin

vulnerability is something i have always struggled wi
haley
haley
Jan 4

vulnerability is something i have always struggled with.
to give another person the ability to read my mind, to pity me;
it's something i tend to regret.
so when i opened up to you,
and you blew me off as though what
i said was meaningless,
like you'd heard it all before,
i hated you.
i had handed you the ability to sew shut my insecurities,
but you brushed me aside with such force that the gaping hole just
opened wider and i
have no one
left to
trust.
so i am forced to turn in on myself
and with fumbling, numb fingers,
i sew myself shut
from the inside.

 
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