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#430157 - 04/05/13 01:29 AM PTSD
Sidneyman Offline

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 4
It entwines me.
I encircle myself in its pain and its fury.
Drawing me in with its soft whispers of paranoia and vengeance.
Family and friends stare through me,
nodding "sympathetically" for the cold waters of the hell in which I wait through.
"Why can't you just love me?" She begs.
"Why are you so selfish?"
Selfish? I ponder.
My life and my childhood are gone.
Taken from me in snippets of unbearable injustice,
in which I can't or won't bring myself to remember.
They beg me to soar upward, beyond its woeful tendencies.
I wish to scream at them for their blindness.
"Can't you see!" I yell.
I am not you, you don't understand.
Manhood bled out of me before I was even potty trained.
Over and over.
The eyes,
Their mouths say "I'm sorry," yet their eyes,
their eyes yell...
"get over it."
Get over the shadows I check over my shoulder for?
The nights that I toss and turn?
What of the dreams?
The dreams where I become HER?
Just "get over it."
Hahaha, a cruel joke?
"Love me" she says.
How can I love when I feel nothing?
I weep not at funerals or weddings or sad movies.
I force out jokes as an ill fated attempt to heal old wounds, or at least numb them.
"Love me" she begs.
Do I feel love?
Or is it the impression of it?
"I'm sorry" I scream, mostly to the dead boy in my head.
They nod as I explain.
Pretending to understand, when they can not.
Their eyes scream their true feelings.
I'm broken,
I'm hyper vigilant,
I'm angry,
and I'm proud.
You "get over it."

#430160 - 04/05/13 01:47 AM Re: PTSD [Re: Sidneyman]
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3816
Loc: somewhere in Africa
good description of a bad condition.
you got it right!
A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense to not himself.
Or just as mad.
So there you are.
Stark raving sane.
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

#431031 - 04/12/13 03:04 PM Re: PTSD [Re: Sidneyman]
bodyguard8367 Offline

Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1159
Loc: ""

Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/26/14 10:52 PM)

#432066 - 04/22/13 11:29 AM Re: PTSD [Re: Sidneyman]
SonOfaSoldier Offline

Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 15
Loc: Minnesota
Beautiful writing, I can feel the emotion radiating from it. I love poetry, in a writer as well, my stuff tends to be powerful but dark.

Ptsd is an ugly thing.. I can vouch for that. I relate and understand on a common base, though all are affected differently.

Poetry is to me an excellent way for anyone to vent when they have no one who understands.
If you cannot overcome the current, then let the current take you. Only one certainty is sure, that the future is unknown. the river may be harsh, but still obeys Life's laws. The rest is up to you

#432894 - 04/29/13 05:50 PM Re: PTSD [Re: Sidneyman]
bodyguard8367 Offline

Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1159
Loc: ""

Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/26/14 10:52 PM)

#433679 - 05/06/13 01:34 AM Re: PTSD [Re: Sidneyman]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 5875
Loc: O Kanada
"dead boy in my head"





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