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[*] Post 358407 posted on 26-11-2008 at 09:59 Reply With Quote
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Prompted by a discussion in another thread, I post this with a question, does it matter if the poem below does not convey the specifics of the situation I'm describing here or is the communication of the emotional experience sufficient?

I wake
Tired, stressed
I cannot eat
My body rejects sustenance
Trying to purge me somehow.
I function
This is not coping
This is simply doing what must be done.
A kind of calmness descends.
But as it begins
My legs tremble
And my head spins
My heart thumps
As if to burst out of my chest.
This room is full of pain.
Words bring tears
Gentle, unashamed weeping
This is what I am here for.
But as I listen my face tightens
Till it feels made of stone.
Tears are not enough
A pain seem to drag
The sides of my mouth
Into a grimace
Clenched teeth
Eyes squeezed shut
And still the pain worsens.
I want my Mum
But she is gone too
Also too soon, also too young
My face cracks open with a sob
Deep shuddering waves of misery.
Grief remembered and new sorrow felt
But also the primeval fear
Of a place I once inhabited
And where I will never return.

16.06.06
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[*] Post 358408 posted on 26-11-2008 at 10:32 Reply With Quote


Wow! That is incredible, and the specifics don't really matter. You have described the kind of emotional turmoil that attacks most of us on occasion, and have done it exceeding well.
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[*] Post 358409 posted on 26-11-2008 at 10:38 Reply With Quote


"This is not coping
This is simply doing what must be done."

We've discussed this many times - but you put it very well.

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