The Softer Side Of Me

Life has a way
Of tempering our steel,
Doesn’t it?

Constant pressure,
And stress,
A defiance,
And distance,

Guarding our hearts
From risk
And unwelcome uncertainty…

Scars shielding us
From subsequent hurt.

You understand this…

Don’t you?

And you know
As well,
My life has had
Its challenges,

High hazard,
Fraught with peril,
Striving to lead men
Through danger,
To accomplish the mission,

Set before us
By our country…

No trivial task.

But here’s what I know…

Despite the hardness
My career imbued in me,
From willing tasks
I gladly welcomed,

Seams in my
Emotional armor
Still exist,

Hidden from most…

But not you.

You knew what to say,
And what to leave

You accepted
With patience
And commitment,

That an investment
Of time

Was the key
To my heart’s lock.

And now,
I stand here,
Before you,

So open,
And new,

Ready for a future,
For a forever
With you.

My greatest blessing,
Is that you found me…

And accepted me…

And revealed,

Once again,

The softer side of me.




Β© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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12 thoughts on “The Softer Side Of Me

  1. Wow. Wisdom is on full display here. The struggles of the protagonist are expressed beautifully. And love the way how you took it from struggles to love of your life. 😍😍😍😍😍

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    1. Thank you for your very generous comments! So much appreciated!

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  2. Having the strength to open up to people is extraordinary. Keep it up!

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    1. Thank you! Really appreciate your thoughts…and I will keep up the effort! πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. So beautifully written, touches my heart!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for letting me know!! πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. your so welcome, Hope your doing well

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      2. Thanks…and yes, I’m doing okay. As long as I have time each night to write a little bit…then, I’m happy! πŸ˜ƒ

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      3. I understand what you mean, writing leaves me in a happy place! πŸ™‚

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      4. I am so glad that you do, your work brings a smile, and touches my heart!

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      5. The feeling is mutual! πŸ˜ƒ

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