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#265941 - 12/08/08 09:22 AM Less Than Nothing
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#266057 - 12/08/08 09:45 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: Blurry]
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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.

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#266106 - 12/09/08 06:33 AM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: EGL]
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#266147 - 12/09/08 12:54 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: Blurry]
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 225
Loc: Indiana
Love your poems, Blurry...


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#267550 - 12/17/08 02:14 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: sunwolf]
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Registered: 12/03/08
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Loc: Iowa
You are not now and never will be "less than nothing" Blurry. Great poem, thanks for sharing.

lars

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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

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#267553 - 12/17/08 04:38 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: lars3229]
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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

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

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#267555 - 12/17/08 04:58 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: wes-b]
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Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Elliot,

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.

Mike

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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

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#267699 - 12/18/08 11:55 AM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: michael banks]
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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.

Ken



Edited by BroKen5 (12/18/08 11:56 AM)
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#267717 - 12/18/08 01:43 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: BroKen5]
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#268476 - 12/23/08 05:39 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: Blurry]
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Elliott,

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

Jay

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#268486 - 12/23/08 08:00 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: GentleSoul]
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Elliot

Very moving.

It expresses the sentiments of many of us, I'm sure.


Allen

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#268515 - 12/23/08 11:38 PM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: pufferfish]
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Loc: UK
I also think that's a very good poem

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I love you, little lewis, and i will never leave you. We are the same. You brighten my day, and i will make sure that i brighten yours. Hugs and kisses.


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#268568 - 12/24/08 11:35 AM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: king tut]
petercorbett Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2433
Loc: TEXAS
Hi, Elliot, great poem, it fits me to a T.
Heal well my friends/brothers.
Pete (Irishmoose)

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May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
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#268870 - 12/27/08 04:44 AM Re: Less Than Nothing [Re: GentleSoul]
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 46
Loc: ca, usa
thank you for sharing this poem. it is very beautiful because the truth is expressed and felt.

god bless

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nestor

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