Taming the Beast Within

In my head is a toddler; emotions too vast,
Born out of trauma and a chaotic past.
She rants and rages; takes days to deflate,
She never sees what she’s done until it’s too late.

I need to move through this; work with my pain,
Accept that emotions aren’t controlled by my brain.
I need to move slowly, hold her back,
She wants to jump in but there are skills she lacks.

If she dives in head first, she’ll surely get burnt.
“It’s OK not to know things that you haven’t learnt.”
I’m learning to be patient; that change is organic,
I’m learning to trust that I don’t need to panic.


Accompanying image ‘The Monster Within



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