Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

I Want



To be penetrated
Pierced to the core
Of my being

To be shattered
Into a thousand pieces
And re-assembled

To become stronger
But more yielding
To your touch

To open the floodgates
Of honest emotion and thought
Understood as never before

To have you know
My true self
Naked and unashamed

To push the envelope
Safe in the arms of danger
And know it is my true home

Sometimes the most difficult frontier to conquer is that of one’s own mind.

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #10: Frontiers

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

33 thoughts on “I Want

  1. How true that last sentence is.

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  2. Thank you for understanding this….

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  3. What a dramatic photo! Riveting words reflecting on being vulnerable. It’s never easy.

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  4. Beautiful and powerful✨💕✨

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  5. Thank you kindly. I am constantly battling my inhibitions. I am getting old and I am tired of feeling this way. It has not served me well and if I don’t fix it now, soon it will be too late.

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  6. No, never. I even felt vulnerable posting this so your recognition of it means a lot.

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  7. I’m glad you did. Wonderful post.

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  8. I wish you luck, joy and happiness. I think many of us feel the same way, you are not alone in this fight

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  9. Wow, I appreciate that. I think many of my inhibitions come from feeling alone in my vulnerability so thank you. So much for my tough facade…..

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  10. I needed to read this Today . Thank you for posting it. To be that open and vulnerable . To be able to allow it and then feel safe and home WOW.

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  11. lol………your welcome, and remember we ALL were masks no one is ever truly as they seem

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  12. Do I ever! Honestly, it’s a never ending battle in some respects.

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  13. The last line ” Sometimes you … ” sums it all up. I can relate all too well. Beautiful words describing a healthy and important growth process many of us go through. Not always easy, but vital for one’s own well-being. Good luck!

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  14. when fear is over come, we are ready to endure pain.

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  15. Oh yes. This is formidable. I love that it captures — with the same words — vulnerability and safety, emotional and sexual.

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  16. Deep. It could be physical or it could be metaphysical!

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  17. I love this Christy,

    So beautifully written with such power and emotion. It brings a tear to my eye.


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  18. This poem works well with your image. The tall shard of glass on the right side unnerves me and pushed me to pay attention to your prose. I like the effect and the result.

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  19. Thank you and thank you for telling me. It turns out it is actually hard to take a picture of glass and have it look like a hard shard instead of muddy reflections. I was not sure I hit the mark. If you could see that then it validates the image.

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