voices of past –
history; ring and wail
torment into present
[afflicted souls]
snips and sneers

ghouls wrangle
sarcastic jeers,
inner chords musing,
beguiling lies, they implore
(collected religiously)
clinging to relics –

feignly; whirl and sing
master of puppets –
mind becomes morphed;
perverted realities
other’s burdens,
clamp down the stalks
locked with their insecurities
and those who suffer,
(seep dependently)
sparring to escape,
the monstrosities

when all dust has settled,
in quiet subtly
eyes mold open,
on the blooming flower –

left to meander;
O’ the voices carry,
clip off their tongues, abruptly!
protected in an array
of eclipse; from tormentor’s glee
LOUD voice assured,
earsplitting fulmination,
crash! ever so freely

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Sharing the twistings, and musings that twirl in my mind. Hoping others can relate, or at least enjoy... To know more about me personally you can visit my website at Mind Retrofit.
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19 Responses to Self-Reliant

  1. I love this. It feels like my thoughts. 🙂

    I Rt’d it! 🙂

    • Thank you Daan van den Bergh! It is good to know others can relate! 🙂 (I do wonder many times if I am the only one or not.)

      • You’re not. I promise you.

        I always thought I was the only one as well, later it turned out I just had my eyes closed.

      • Oh, yes! “it turned out I just had my eyes closed.” I really like that!

      • Well, it’s true. Mental illnesses really paint you a different picture of the world than it actually is.

        I was 25 when I was diagnosed with Dysthymia and clinical depression (or ‘double depression’). It turned out I suffered from it all my life, but because I was too busy protecting my family, I never had the time to look at myself.

        Now, 3 years and lots of therapy sessions later, the world looks much brighter, lighter and I can recognize a depressed person from a mile away.

        We are not alone, in fact, we’re EVERYWHERE. Which is sad, but true. What is even sadder is that there are a lot of people out there with mental illnesses that are so caught up in lies that they don’t even realize it.

  2. perfect imagery! so powerful- i love the beginning- “torment into present” Actually, there are so many lines that I love. “mind become morphed”…The imagery throughout is just outstanding.

  3. Wholly crap that’s good! Pardon my French…lol

  4. prewitt1970 says:

    Ah the construct of such liquid verse is pure magic to my mind as I raced to to catch each word before it feel its grave. Beautiful piece.

  5. Bravo!!! Very well written…

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