CARAPACE

Peeler-Crab-2

 

CARAPACE

WHEN YOU LIVE WITHOUT LOVE…

OVER YEARS,

YOU DEVELOP A TOUGH SHELL,

NOTHING CAN REACH YOU,

IT TAKES AWAY THE PAIN.

 

BUT WHEN YOUR WORLD IS

ENVELOPED WITH LOVE,

YOUR CARAPACE SPLITS,

YOU REVEAL YOUR SOFT SHELL,

YOU LIVE IN TRUST.

 

AND OVER TIME,

YOU ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE VULNERABLE…

OPEN IN THE SAFETY OF YOUR TRUST,

YOU LOSE THE ABILITY TO TOUGHEN UP…

THE WORLD BECOMES A KALEIDOSCOPE,

COLOURS FLARE FROM THE GREYNESS,

OF YOUR SHUT DOWN LIFE.

 

WHEN THE LOVE HAS LEFT…

YOU ARE LEFT TO SCUTTLE

UNDER ROCKS…

AWAY FROM THE LIGHT

AND WAIT.

 

YOU WAIT FOR THE SHELL

TO TOUGHEN,

BUT ITS NOT SO EASY,

THE ABILITY TO CLOSE DOWN,

CAN BE LOST,

AND YOU MAY FEEL…

LIFE WITHOUT LOVE

IS NOT WORTH THE EFFORT…

AND THE CARAPACE IS A HEAVY LOAD,

JUST TO PROTECT YOUR TENDER HEART.

 

IN TRUTH, I’M A PEELER CRAB,

SOFT ON THE OUTSIDE,

SO ANYTHING CAN HURT ME..

AND IT DOES.

YES IT DOES.

 

DALE BELOVED OF ‘M’

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