Away From The Breast

Severing of ‘Attachment Bonds’
for someone who Experienced
the [Emotional] North Pole
of ‘Cold Mother Syndrome’
… as an infant themselves…
can become ‘Second Nature’.
You have been Gifted a
‘Wound’ instead of ‘Warmth’
… an [Ugly Feeling] Trauma
for you to carry around
all… through… Adulthood.
‘Vulnerability’ [In Yourself]
becomes ‘Repulsive’…
‘Weakness’ in others is to be
Exploited… and Selfishness
means ‘Centre Stage’…
with External Validation
being the only [Real] Trophy.
You’ll Feed off the ‘Energy’
of Niceness, Compassion,
and Empathy… without
Understanding its ‘Wisdom’…
Whoring yourself for Attention.
Carrying on your [Former]
‘Torturers’ Work…
you’ll [Unconsciously] Deny
yourself the Beauty of ‘Depth’
for [Superficial] Shallowness.
Unless, ‘It’ did not bre/ak you
all of those years ago… and,
you ‘Find’ the Strength to ‘Fix’
the [Damaged] ‘Knotting’ Inside.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.