Beyond the Pale…
As avidly I read to understand
Why always I’ve felt never good enough
I find myself push further than first planned
Beyond the pale to landscapes raw and rough.
I struggle through harsh sentences revealed
Confront the urge to vent a latent rage
Bewildered I revisit wounds unhealed
Old hurts brought back to life across the page.
Deep narcissistic traits exposed and bare
My mother’s selfish game of life displayed
Manipulating facts; unjust, unfair
Invalidating every choice I’ve made…
I’m learning to let go of life-long guilt
As thankfully my world-view starts to tilt…