Thank you Gyppo. I agree. It looks better. I looked at it on my tablet and what a mess! Who knows what everyone else was seeing? I saw single words in a sentence tossed off to the side, completely off-kilter. I also appreciate your comment on the little girl. She has indeed been freed to skip through the meadows and chase butterflies.
Thank you, Lecram. That is kind of you to say.Lecram06 wrote: ↑Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:00 pm
I do not comment often on this or any site mostly because I get lost, press the wring buttons, fall into technical confusion. But this one poem of yours above, is a powerful gem. It merits publicity for its honesty and daring and courage. I'm a retired psychotherapist. I have heard countless accounts of betrayals and resiliency. This poem is not "a groaner". It is an UPPER. Bravo. Lecram
Yes, it is a deeply personal poem, that's what makes me worry about the groaner part. I've heard over and over how this stuff is done to death. However, If I thought it would be of help to anyone else, I'd share it. I'm sure there is plenty of relatable content there. I hope more people than not have the resiliency to keep rising like the Phoenix. I've had my share of depression but life is truly a gift and I do my best to make the most of it.
I think too many people can't get the pain out in words because expressing them is owning the truth of it. I had to cut this down to bare bones because it went on, and on, and on. I struggled with chopping off the part about the two weeks I had with my siblings each summer and the inevitable gut-wrenching goodbyes. I can't even write it without crying.
Something I joke about is that there should be a support group for people with A.D.D. and depression called, On and On and On Anonymous. Some people do not find it amusing but it suits and makes me laugh. If I can still laugh, I'm doing okay. Thank you for your comments and encouragement.