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#261377 - 11/12/08 08:20 PM NAKED
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Before anyone reads this poem I want to make it clear that it is not to be interpreted literally or as being sexually suggestive. The metaphor of nudity might be triggering for some but it is intended as a metaphor.

I have been struggling with the fact that my abuse has made me someone who is easy to peg as an abuse survivor and I struggle with the shame of feeling like everyone knows and so on...so this poem is kind of a vision of what recovery would look like.
Basically an acceptance of myself just as I am with no shame or apologies or need to hide.


NAKED


Me

Skin

Deal with it

Don't turn away for my sake

I'm not ashamed. Why should you be?

I'm here as me. Who are you here as?

Do you want me to cover myself?


Perhaps in speech as well?...I'll say nothing true at all and everything true I will cover up.....

Make it "decent" ..for "modesty's sake".

Then nothing will be what it seems, but everything will still be what it is anyway.

Would that be better?

More "decent" ? ...or more deceit?




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#261388 - 11/12/08 09:31 PM Re: NAKED [Re: blueshift]
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i get it, i don't see how else you could have adequately conveyed that message, well done, you did this well

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#261398 - 11/12/08 10:04 PM Re: NAKED [Re: king tut]
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thanx king. (((lewis))) (that avatar is so cute it triggers hugs!)



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#261399 - 11/12/08 10:06 PM Re: NAKED [Re: king tut]
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Registered: 06/12/08
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Doug,

In recovery the most important thing is to be true to yourself.
When we first arrive in recovery we tend to be rough around the edges.
One of the I first things that I admired about you.
Your ability to just so brutally and honestly post how you felt and where you are at in your recovery.
Self-honesty is one of the keys in our progress of recovery.

Your friend,
Mike


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#261402 - 11/12/08 10:16 PM Re: NAKED [Re: michael banks]
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Originally Posted By: michael banks

Your ability to just so brutally and honestly post how you felt and where you are at in your recovery.


Right now,.... this is where I'm at in recovery. (btw you don't have 2 watch the whole video-- the first moment is the visual I'm referring to.)Well, Bond pulled out of it, I guess I will too.




Edited by blueshift (11/13/08 12:44 PM)
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#262276 - 11/17/08 04:27 PM Re: NAKED [Re: blueshift]
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Doug,

I think you make your point very well. The metaphor of nakedness hits it right on the money. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Much love,
Larry

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#262281 - 11/17/08 04:50 PM Re: NAKED [Re: roadrunner]
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Doug.

Tres Kewl poem... It is on the mark, and the title is perfect.

Your Brother, Wes

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