Life Line


We at times are vulnerable, our strength depletes
falling as spilt water from the overflowing glass
to frail to bend, to mop up what lies around us
A cry for help not loud enough for others to hear

The tenuous task of gathering ourselves once more
our ability to be strong, is as powerful
as it is to be weak, moments when our resolve
is questionable, our enervated self

Do we wish to prove to those who know us, we have
no imperfections, yet, within us we cannot
lighten the cross we bare, to undertake what is
before us we sometimes fall in spite of our
believed strength

This is when we ask, we beg, for another to lend a hand
to build us up, to mop up the spillage from the floor
It is not cowardice to ask for comfort and support
the life line that is needed, for we are only human
and nothing more.

Copyright JMTacken 10.5.2014

I wrote this after reading Rara’s plight at the moment.



25 thoughts on “Life Line

  1. Thank you Colleen, she is doing it so tough, it is hard to even comprehend what she and Grayson are going through. I think the link is not working…IPad muck up 😦 bless you sweety I hope so xx

  2. it is okay to be vulnerable, to have our own weak moments, and i know it is especially hard when we have become the one who is so strong for others, at the cost of letting ourselves suffer. it is good to ask for help, when others don’t see it, we need to make them understand. lovely words, jen and i feel for rara as well –

    • Again there are thoughts read between us, we all can crash and yes it is not a sign of weakness to falter and ask for help. Thank you Beth, I think all the WP family are stunned by what has happened. xx

  3. There is no sin or shame in asking for assistance although sometimes it is darn hard. What’s the point in hiding and struggling alone? Jen, you have done wonders here. A generous tribute to Rara. Heartfelt on your part and it shows.

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