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Nice Girls Don’t Hit

December 5, 2016

 

 

 

Big Boys don’t cry and 

 

Nice girls don’t HIT.. not first, not with fists. 

 

Voices from my childhood sit we with me, in my head while I sit 

 

With you 

 

Moved by the pain I see and feel, 

 

Searching for reasons why this might be 

 

Big Boys don’t cry, and nice girls don’t HIT… not first, not with fists 

 

 

 

So different to how its’s supposed to be?  

 

In your world and mine but quite possibly 

 

It sometimes is.. and therein will lie my curiosity and our discovery 

 

My thoughts and your reality rush into this space together  

 

 

 

But what matters now is for you and me, 

 

With the pain and shame and hurt that’s real 

 

Is the hope that we can walk together, 

 

Propelled by your courage,  

 

Into the unknown,  

 

Speaking the unspeakable, the uncertain, the frightening 

 

Into a new something, a new understanding, a new way of being 

 

Because 

 

Big boys DO cry 

 

And nice girls Do hit – first, with fists 

 

And as you learn about you, I learn about me 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author's Bio

Mandy Irons is a practicing BACP registered counsellor and clinical supervisor, currently working in a Hospice. She is passionate about many things but especially the power of the written word as a reflexive tool, coming together as a community and finding ways to help counsellors and clients find their creative voice. You can contact Mandy via Twitter

 

 

 

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