In that moment
There I was vulnerable
For once someone had an ear to lend
To judge me not,
To command me not but listen
For once I feared not saying how I felt truly
To hide not what was of burden.
There I was, not alone but with someone willing to help see me through it all
To say not to me what I had long heard but never understood
To let me be weak yet still see me strong.
For once my heart was allowed to pour out what was heavy,
For once I had someone hold my hand,
Not say it will be alright but helped it be
I felt love and a sense of caring and support
For once I wasn't the shield but the spear.
I was venting, crying and free
I swear I had my heart break from truth and honesty
I had my heart break from the words I spoke and not another's
To me, it was all I needed
Someone to listen and consider my feelings,
In that moment I mattered
I saw the need to feel and not be numb
I felt no need to escape but be present
In that moment, I valued truth
I remembered how it felt to matter.
Copyright © Bernice Makotanyane | Year Posted 2019