This Is For The Girl With The Sensitive Soul

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This is for the girl with the sensitive soul,

The one who finds herself caring for people just a little too much, putting the ones she loves before her own desires, wanting so desperately to keep those who matter to her from experiencing any pain. When she speaks, her lips express only quiet kindness. When she’s around others, her heart is open wide and she’s listening, hanging onto every word. She cares. She won’t ever stop caring.

This is for the girl with the sensitive soul,

The one who finds herself loving the wrong people, giving everything she has and not seeking anything in return. She falls headfirst into relationships, never once questioning others’ intentions but believing in the goodness of their hearts. She loves passionately, opening without caution. She lets people in and isn’t afraid to, all the while holding onto the hope that the one she loves will do the same.

This is for the girl with the sensitive soul,

The one who cries in the heartbreak scenes of movies, who gets emotional during fights, who loves everything small and fuzzy and would nurse any animal she found back to health. This is for the girl that has a heart for everything—from the abandoned newborn puppies to the stranger begging for coins. She feels everything, feels it in her chest. She has always been aware of, and invested in the thoughts and experiences and lives around her, and always will be.

This is for the girl with the sensitive soul,

The one whose heart breaks for those in need, who takes in the ache of the world and internalizes it within her own body. The one who gets hurt and takes time to repair herself; the one who gets timid in the face of pain and sometimes loses herself in an extreme wave of emotion.

This is for the girl with the sensitive soul,

The one who can’t seem to stop loving the people who hurt her. She finds a way to see the good, the hope, the healing, even when she’s standing there, brokenhearted and alone. She’s the one who keeps trying, even if the battle is lost before she begins. She’s the one that fights, even if she’s fighting on her own. She keeps giving, keeps opening because that is who she is. She feels emotions deeply, differently.

This is for the girl with the sensitive soul,

The one who is regarded as soft, but in her vulnerability is actually so strong. The one who finds the courage to stand, even when she is hurt. The one who is never guarded, but continues to open, to trust. The one who is tender, who feels, who cares, who loves. The one with the pure heart.

Be proud of your sensitivity. Be proud of how it has shaped you, how it has brought positivity and lessons to you, how it has blessed the people around you and made you powerful in a world of bitterness and hate. Celebrate your emotions, your uniqueness, your big heart and fearless spirit.

You are a woman with a sensitive soul—beautiful, and bold. TC mark

Marisa Donnelly is a poet and author of the book, Somewhere on a Highway, available here.

Marisa Donnelly

Marisa is a writer, poet, & editor. She is the author of Somewhere On A Highway, a poetry collection on self-discovery, growth, love, loss and the challenges of becoming.

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