Trusting in You

So many scars,
From so many emotional wounds,

I had my defenses
Fully fortified.

Hurt before,
And never again,
My mind
And heart
Were armored.

But then,
You came into my life.

With the skilled hands
Of a tender surgeon,
You began to open me.

As the days followed,
Me learning you…
And you…

My mind and heart
Began to sense
A safety in your touch.

And with your delicate caress,
You began to find the seams
In my defenses.

Gently, you urged me forward
In our journey,
One layer at a time,
As if slowly removing the outermost
Petals of a rose…

And then the next,
Until we found ourselves
At the center of the blossom.

You found a way
Through my shell of
Total self-reliance,

As you got me to trust,
And understand again,
How important it is
To have someone,
So special,
In my life.

Through the scars,
Layers of hurt
From all relationships
Previously gone wrong,

You soothed my wounds.

Lastly, you made your way
Through the final layer,
The most difficult…

The defense of my heart.

For years,
I had let no one past
This most sensitive point,
To really know,
And connect with me
In a deep,
And intimate way.

But the more time
That you healed my hurt,
And softened my scars,

The more I began
To live again.

And I couldn’t help
But fall deeply,
So deeply,
In love.

So now…

Here I am.

Emotionally naked to

All the defenses gone,
All the layers gone.

Opening my life,
And commitment,
And heart,

Tentatively trusting…

Trusting in you.



Β© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

68 thoughts on “Trusting in You

  1. Another beautiful writing!! You’re on fire, my friend!

    Also I wanted to let you know, I read some of Mary Oliver’s poems today.. They are excellent!! Absolutely love them!! I’m so glad you mentioned it the other day..
    Being in my late 20’s, I still have so much to discover about the writing world..

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    1. Thank you Jamie!! And I’m so glad you read some of MO!! I’ve purchased several of her books, but truly love “New and Selected Poems Vol 1 & 2.” She is truly one of America’s best. I commend to you both these publications.


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      1. I swear…of all the books of poetry I’ve purchased…to include the 845 pages of “Emily Dickinson’s Poems…As She Preserved Them,”

        Those two volumes of MO are the best. So many of her poems bring smiles and tears.

        Go to Amazon…now!




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      2. Yes my friend…

        To read,
        And consume fully
        Great poetry is exhilarating.

        Consider the both of us as
        Fools for emotion
        And the greatness

        Of words.

        We can’t help ourselves…

        I guess.



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  2. One of the things I enjoy most about this platform, is that we have the opportunity to experience others thoughts and feelings, both barrels so to speak. Without the complications and distractions of the superficial and visual cues, which can complicate and alter our perceptions.
    This being said, I hope I am not being overly dramatic in stating that I am blinking away tears as I write this comment. My chest is aching with the beauty and intensity of what you have created here.
    And I further hope I am not exceeding any boundary of propriety, when I sate that you, Bill are a very beautiful man.

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  3. Breathtakingly touching and beautiful removal of all layers that finally expose the trusting naked soul to love, the most important thing in human life. How I love this, Bill. It is powerfully written with the metaphor of the “tender surgeon” getting to the depths of the soul. Yours is a real poem of confidence!

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