a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Self Portrait of Insecurity

I give myself
To you
Sharing parts
No one sees
Trusting a stranger
Unable to share
With those
Closest to me
Unworthy
Judging myself
Critically
So no other judgement
Will be as bad.

18 comments:

John Gray said...

Sweet

Lynne said...

Selfie truth revelation . . .

Brian Miller said...

we are our own worse judges...harder on ourselves than anyone will be...believing lies we spin about ourselves...

Magaly Guerrero said...

"Judging myself
Critically
So no other judgement
Will be as bad."

Intelligent defense mechanism. For critical judgment that is full of truth and compassion shall never give way for ugliness. "Know thyself" and no one else shall ever tell you are not.

Love these words. True. Naked. Of the soul.

Country Gal said...

I think we are critical and judgmental with our selves so we don't have to deal with it from anyone else as that hurts more ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I think we are all our own worst critics and that when we finally get over that and start to love ourselves that..that is when we find true inner peace. I'm working on that at this stage of my life. I'm not the only critic of myself though, and it's a battle.

Kathryn said...

I hadn't thought about it like that before but your so right. We are so critical of ourselves so that anything else doesn't seem so bad.

Irene said...

Think of yourself as kindly as I do, all inclusive.

Sandra said...

your selfie is My selfie toooooooooo

Karen S. said...

How perfect and your photo so fitting, and yet also so telling! It's as if you are putting your best foot forward, something that we all should do! Bravo.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Wow, this is bone deep and beautiful. I know the feeling well. Self talk, self analysis, self knowledge. Good stuff. Linda

Ginny said...

You know, we are much harder on ourselves than we are n our friends. I have taken to the habit of..when I feel bad about certain things, I say "what if a friend came to me with this, how would I act? Well, I deserve to be just as good to myself as I am to friends. But for some reason, it is hard.

TexWisGirl said...

sad, but rings true to me, too.

Michaele said...

Oh I do that too. Trying to stop...

Josie Two Shoes said...

Intensely honest... you speak for so many of us. I'd never thought about it that way, but I know it's true.

Susan Kane said...

we are all the hardest rock we throw at ourselves. Intuitive poem.

Dreaming said...

Me, too!
I understand, believe me, I do!

LindaG said...

Boy, I heard you there, Gail. *hugs*
You must know by now you are pretty awesome though. ♥

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