Posted in shame

I Buried Her

I Buried Her

Copyright Lauri Ann Lumby


Yesterday I buried

the part of me that

was made to feel shame.

A shame that was never my own –

but the projection of another’s

unacknowledged insecurity,




Understanding it was

never anything I had done

or failed to do:

I buried her.

Placing her head-down

in a grave six-feet deep.

I lay a single rose

atop her grave,

shook the dirt off my hands,

turned and


walked away.


I am the founder, owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and the Spiritual Director of the Order of the Magdalene and the Order of Melchizedek. Our mission is to provide education, community and support for those seeking to become self-actualized. Authentic Freedom (dot) Love is our learning community.