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#82332 - 03/12/06 07:22 PM Unseen problems
michael Joseph Offline
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Registered: 03/11/01
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Loc: Virginia
Unseen Problems 9:42 AM

Unseen Problems

the ones in your head

the ones you can't see

the ones you can hear

like someone talking to themself

on a subway in tatered clothes

the child who screams for no reason

the person who drools from their medication

there are names for unseen disabilities, retard

pyscho, and worse

how can you see a damaged mind?

one that messes you up when you don't want it to

one that makes relationships disapear

it is hard to let others understand

when you can't always understand

what your mind does and why

The problem is in your head after all

and it is unseen until you do something

that makes it all too aparent you need help

a friend to understand

a family member to listen

a stranger to understand

a problem of the mind

chemical imbalance or faulty wiring

or we don't know why you are crazy

here take these meds you will be ok

a problem with no easy answer

a problem not always easy to see

the ones in your head

the ones you can't see

the ones you can hear

like someone talking to themself

By michael Joseph K.

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Standing together is so much better than hiding in the dark.
***I am a three time WoR Retreat Alumni***
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#82333 - 03/12/06 09:11 PM Re: Unseen problems
kniob Offline
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Registered: 03/04/06
Posts: 47
Loc: NC, USA
Your right we can't see the problems in our heads. The only way to fix a broken mind is not with meds. That only covers the problem. We should talk about it with the people close to us.

I must apolgize if I misread your poem.

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If I die, he wins.
Losing is not an option.

Forgive yourself.

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#82334 - 03/12/06 11:44 PM Re: Unseen problems
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Michael,

Quote:
it is hard to let others understand
when you can't always understand
what your mind does and why
So true. That's why we have to work on ourselves before we can hope to hold together relationships with others. Real communication begins with ourselves: "I am okay. I can do this. I did nothing wrong."

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#82335 - 03/12/06 11:56 PM Re: Unseen problems
WalkingSouth Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16264
Michael,

I hear you.

Hugs,

John

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“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy ____…! What a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson

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#82336 - 03/26/06 05:53 PM Re: Unseen problems
michael Joseph Offline
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Registered: 03/11/01
Posts: 2719
Loc: Virginia
pretending things are ok is what many survivors do including me and it has taken many years to work through most of this stuff.

It is easier to work on things, but what some dont realize is even if we keep things from everyone we are still working on them. Time is needed for healing and when we trust more or feel comfortable we are able to tell others.

That is what is so special about this place.

_________________________
Standing together is so much better than hiding in the dark.
***I am a three time WoR Retreat Alumni***
The Round Table, Men's CSA Group, Monday 7:30pm CST, MaleSurvivor Chat

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#82337 - 03/26/06 06:12 PM Re: Unseen problems
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Michael,

I think you are so right. At the end of the day we have to communicate with others when and as we feel comfortable. Forcing the pace will just mess us up further.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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