What is expected when saying those things?
Steel armor that nothing can penetrate?
Eternally patient in many ways,
Running out quickly with spewing hate
Knowing you lie to yourself as you speak
Is no recompense for the words spoken
I know that your heart aches every day
for parts of your soul that remain broken
My soul is still in pieces too
Not as much as yours right now
Battling each other will not help
We need to come together somehow
And not use words to push buttons
Trying to get negative attention
You just need love and validation
for pain and hurt you’d rather not mention
So, please forgive me little girl
for not being strong on this given day
When pressure was built up far too long
And judgement a burden I couldn’t downplay
Written for my niece, and me, to help calm me down after having a “war” tonight.