Out of the running. She turned away.

Why does she discount herself like this?

Being a peace keeper is her default.

Stepping back to the safety of shadows.

She’ll fight and will be headstrong, then,

She just shuts down. Why?

It’s a defense mechanism,

From beating her head

into brick walls too many times;

A quiet whisper repeatedly torturing…

You aren’t good enough. Not worthy.

And whole bunch of other crap.

She knows those words are lies,

But she seeks peace instead of fighting,

Calm and quiet instead of drama.

Hug her, hold her, understand, and let her be.

She’ll come back stronger, she just needs time.

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