Sitting in the Shadows

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Photograph (c) Stephen Murphy 2011

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It felt like a lifetime, sitting in the shadows, waiting, to be
accepted.

A place acceptance, should have been,
unconditional.

He didn’t fight, to be believed, heard or,
loved.

Love was there, not in abundance, but
hidden.

Self acceptance, it came and gave him,
courage.

It felt like a lifetime, before he loved,
himself.

And once he loved, himself, then, he could love,
others.

Once self-acceptance came, he no longer,
sat in the shadows.

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Sitting in the Shadows – audio clip

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