We, humans, have the proclivity to shut down emotionally in a state of emotional crisis.We all feel that we are safeguarding ourselves from all the pain and angst by keeping the help at bay and downplaying the hurt we are going through. It takes a lot of courage to open to someone and to share your deep emotional thoughts with people around us. We all feel very vulnerable by doing so, but are we really keeping us safe this way?


Is loneliness your companion

which makes you feel complete

Is tiredness your friend

ache and pains gives you hand

Is the emptiness in your life

makes you fill the void

with all the empty memories

Are you safeguarding all your truth

so you don't need a friend

Is the bitterness in your voice

keep the enemies at bay

Is the cowardness in your way of life

keep the harm away

Is the sourness in the relationships

armor your heart and keeps it safe

Is the ugliness in the ways of life

keeps the lovers at arms' length

Is the foulness in your voice

shuts down the path to your soul

keeps you away from the ghouls

Has the proclivity towards broken faith

keeps you from looking straight into his eyes

stops from your faith being restored

Are your wings broken

so you can't fly to strange new lands

Have you made yourself tone-deaf

so you can't be swayed by the

music of your land

How are you keeping yourself safe these days?


Photo by Bogdan Dada on Unsplash

This post is in response to the daily prompt Proclivity

22 thoughts on “Safe

  1. “Is loneliness your companion

    which makes you feel complete” so perfectly u wrote this… 🙂
    I guess we falsely perceive that best companion is our loneliness and so we become vulnerable to open before any friends…

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  2. The irony is by keeping ourselves safe we tend to dig a pit of emotional trench for ourselves where the mire engulfs us part by part!
    We try to control our emotions and dominate them but them but how is it possible to breathe without oxygen and survive without emotions!?
    Beautifully written!❤

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