by Ger Matthews
Hiding in corners, afraid to come out
Don’t breathe, be still, don’t make a sound, don’t peep out
Tight, holding, nothing in, nothing out
A price being paid,
Will I survive?
Can I bear the pain that stirs inside?
Struggle to hold on,
Struggle to let go,
How can I liberate my soul?
Breathe in – breathe out
Turn towards me
Just be kind to me.
Ger Matthews has been working as an accredited psychotherapist for 15 years and maintains a private practice in Slane. She works as an accredited clinical supervisor and is a tutor with Turning Point Institute. She is the National Coordinator with AACI and advocates for community- based counselling services in Ireland. Mob: 087 6820023 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org