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#82237 - 12/19/03 06:38 PM there he stands
Brayton Offline

Registered: 10/21/03
Posts: 696
Loc: Minneapolis
(Okay, so Brett needs to get a life away from MS. I will be busy with other things for most of the next couple of weeks so here is today's thought on what it is to feel isolated and alone in spite of all the progress towards recovery made. Relationships are hard. One voice tells me I am not likeable. Another tells me I shouldn't even consider such things.)

there are none here
all space within as
empty cool and dark
as nothing

he peers out to see
where split rock parts
fog and lifts to press
against the sky

this is the place where
mind and body pull
apart and time again


Sometimes, things just won't work the way we want them to.

#82238 - 12/24/03 02:34 AM Re: there he stands
The Dean Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 2080
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Brett, inside you is a lot of light and goodness. It always impresses me that as human we have the ability to self determine ourselves.

Along the way, we were harmed and confused, perhaps made to feel helpless and hopeless. but the truth remains that we can determine who and what we want to be.

It must bug our abusers to see us able to function at all, much less so well as to write poetry, sive and receive support, and live without their pereveerted hands on us.

You do well Brett. There may sometimes seem to be a void in you--but that is a false report of our minds and feelings. Inside you is light, hope, courage, love, generosity, art, beauty etc. Lots of good stuff that shoves the darkness out of us completely.


If we do not live what we believe, then we will begin to believe what we live.


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