hurting

you can’t put your pain
in front of someone else’s
happiness
you can’t let your own darkness
eclipse
everyone else’s
light
you can’t
because who are you then?
you are the monster
you fear
the most.
taking what has hurt you
& hurting others
with it.

 

© quixotic mama 2018
for more of my art & writings go to quixotic mama
the image is an original painting done in ink pen & ink brush

5 Comments Add yours

  1. ellenbest24 says:

    Nicely poised. Made me wince. I hope I don’t block stones light … But I am afraid unknowingly I might.

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    1. emje says:

      i think it is an easy & human thing to do ❤ as a parent, it is something i try to stay conscious of–as much as i do not like looking at that part of myself.

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      1. ellenbest24 says:

        It is sometimes hard when you have a forever condition to pretend and say “I am fine.” My poor husband my condition may well disguise his smile. 😔

        Like

    2. ellenbest24 says:

      Sorry typo! Someone’s light. 🙈

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