Vulnerability is Strength

This week, it’s the Poet’s Choice. I chose the words STRENGTH & VULNERABLE and to express myself in a DOUBLE ETHEREE.


Are not

Always what

We seem to be

Especially when

We are vulnerable

And the side of us we show

Might present the wrong impression

In reality, we’re seeking help

But don’t know quite how to express ourselves

That is when we need to trust that others

Understand more than we think they do

That they’re holding us in their hearts

Being our strength when we can’t

Allowing us our space

Where we know we’re safe

To find some strength

From within

And we


©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

23 responses to “Vulnerability is Strength

  1. This is lovely, Annette

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  2. You’re welcome 💕

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  3. Your words are so poignant, Annette. It is true, we are seeking for help but are so caught in our pain that we don’t even consider that others do understand and are there for us. How strong must they be that they simply hold us upright without saying anything.

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  4. Absolutely lovely, Sis. Your Facebook button is gone. ❤

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  5. Such a beautiful message

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  6. I love your double etheree, Annette. It’s so beautiful, insightful and true. Have a fabulous and safe weekend! ❤ xo

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  7. Pingback: Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Poet’s Choice Challenge #176 – Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry

  8. Reblogged this on ckbooksblog and commented:
    Thought this was apt for the times.

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