Saturday 20 October 2018


I want a little respect: beyond
this blonde hair is an absence of dumbness.
I am not a Barbie doll
to be played with and then
packed away in her box until required again.
I feel, sometimes more than is good for me.
Compassion can be Soul-destroying.

I want to be taken less for granted.
I am not an item of furniture,
or a puppet dancing to everyone else's tune.
I would love to be loved
for who I am, rather than
for what I can give.
An absence of maternal love
has cursed me with a vulnerability

that draws users to me like a magnet.
I want to cease being an emotional cripple:
want to learn to rely on me,
rather than hanging on for grim death
to tantalizing promises
that somehow never materialize.
Oh surely my life is worth more than this? Well,
maybe it will be...tomorrow.


  1. A plaintive and familiar wish. And a beautiful poem. Compassion/empathy is often painful.

    1. Thank you, much!😊
      Just the memory of a bygone experience...

  2. Beautiful and I think (always) you are awesome and love ho wyou are, lovely and compassive, we need that xoxo

    1. Dearest Gloria...oh thank you so much...that is so kind!!😊

      Much love and hugs xoxoxo

  3. A want all should have a chance to share and understand and be understood… Wonderful poem.

    1. Oh thank you, Anthony...and so happy you enjoyed...😊

  4. Compassion can be painful …
    I enjoyed reading your words.
    I always enjoy how you seem to effortlessly weave them together.

    I hope your weekend has been good, my good wishes for the coming new week. The days seem to go by so quickly.

    All the best Jan

    1. Thank you so much, are really kind!😊
      Wishing you a great week too...and I totally agree...the days are flashing by...

      A Hug.

  5. Ygraine, I just want to let you know that I'm back to blogging my good blogging friend, and that I finally came to my senses once again in knowing that there is no religion that works for me. I've become sick and tired of others trying to brainwash me when I have a brain of my own.

    1. So good to have you back, my have been sorely missed!
      And I totally agree...religion is such a minefield, isn't it? And so many various believers more than ready to tell you what you should be thinking. I gave up listening too...a long time ago. Now I only believe what I have personally experienced. Anything else is too confusing...all those different religions with their conflicting views...well, they can't possibly all be right, can they?!
      Hang on in there, my are far from alone...
      A Hug.

  6. wonderful poem.
    yes, I agree with this sentence: "Compassion can be Soul-destroying."

    Have a great day

  7. This piece of poetry deserves an award Ygraine as it has voice of each woman in this world that is what i realize

    PERFECT just PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. We are all more than this xx


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