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#265941 - 12/08/08 02:22 PM Less Than Nothing
Blurry Offline

Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 24

#266057 - 12/09/08 02:45 AM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: Blurry]
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
Hi Elliott,

That's a great poem, it speaks a lot to the feelings of worthlessness that so many survivors of CSA feel about themselves. I hope that you do know that you ARE worth so much more than this, though. Whenever I get to thinking that I'm useless, etc., it helps me to remind myself that that's the abuse talking and it's not true. That seems to help a lot.


#266106 - 12/09/08 11:33 AM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: EGL]
Blurry Offline

Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 24

#266147 - 12/09/08 05:54 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: Blurry]
sunwolf Offline

Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 225
Loc: Indiana
Love your poems, Blurry...

#267550 - 12/17/08 07:14 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: sunwolf]
lars3229 Offline

Registered: 12/04/08
Posts: 800
Loc: Iowa
You are not now and never will be "less than nothing" Blurry. Great poem, thanks for sharing.


You may trod me
in the very dirt
But still,
like dust,
I'll rise.

-Maya Angelou

"I quite often remember to forget these sorts of things."
-Winnie the Pooh, The Tigger Movie

#267553 - 12/17/08 09:38 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: lars3229]
wes-b Offline

Registered: 08/17/07
Posts: 438
Loc: Western, Canada

Thanks Bro;

I feel connected with that poem. I am oddly warmed by it, further affirmation that I am among friends; and at last I do not feel alone. smile

With Love, Wes

Happy to be a recovering survivor. :-)

Continuing to meet more of my fellows as I "Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny".

My Story, 1st pass

#267555 - 12/17/08 09:58 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: wes-b]
michael banks Offline

Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca

Thanks for the poem.
in my eyes for are a good man.
You are very good at expressing your feelings and that is the key to freedom.

A friend in recovery.


To own one's shadow is the highest moral act of a human.
-Robert Johnson-

"IT ought never be forgotten that the past is the parent of the future" John C. Calhoun

WOR Alumni Sequoia 2009

#267699 - 12/18/08 04:55 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: michael banks]
BroKen5 Offline

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 17
Loc: TN
Elliot,I do understand the feelings and lived many years of my life feeling the same way. Have you ever heard of the poem titled, "King of Nothing" by Derek Germain? This poem imbodied my feelings and emotions for a long time. But not today, I'm a man who has value.

Elliot you too have value! Thank you for sharing you feelings with us. And also thanks for being my brother.


Edited by BroKen5 (12/18/08 04:56 PM)
Living in the present, shaped by the past, making a difference in tomorrows.

#267717 - 12/18/08 06:43 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: BroKen5]
Blurry Offline

Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 24

#268476 - 12/23/08 10:39 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: Blurry]
GentleSoul Offline

Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 244
Loc: San Diego

Absolutely magnificent poem. Very poetic and heart-wrenching... I was touched.


I can finally admit I pretend to say and do nice things so people will think I'm a standout guy.

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