Reasons to go on: Poems, part 4

Reason to go on: Bloody-mindedness In sickness A pail of depression; A fist of anger; A sweated brow of anxiety; A deep well of despair; A flight of fear; Simmer together for 50 years. Drink the evil broth. The show must go onJust one cut, then another, slice through skin smooth and thin;blade drawing criss-cross,…

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Reasons to go on: Poems, part 2

Reason to go on: External Pressures Conformist I do not look as you look: burn out my eyes, make them mirrors. I do not feel as you feel: unpeel my skin; cement with stones. I do not think as you think: pluck out my mind; integrate with circuits. Mirrors, stones, and circuits feel no pain.…

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Must we Conform? a poem about fitting in

must we conform, make ourselves fit? or mould ourselves slowly, bit by bit, inch ourselves in, by stealth and by lie not letting them see just how hard we try to smile when they joke, cry when they fall, reflect their emotions, jump at their call, nod our agreement, frown our displeasure, forget all our…

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Getting through the Day

How to get through it? Any ideas?How do I face a day so full of fears? Write down my feelings? Put on a mask? Confronting the issues can be a hard task.If the mask slips, will I be understood?I’d explain things more clearly if only I could.So please be more patient, try not to forget,If…

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