A Poem by Rachel

You were so inviting,

Promising a refuge from the machine.

You gave me hope that I could

Continue along this crazy path.

A refuge from witnessing the

Insanity of human experiences.

Slowly the reality set in.

My heart was pulled out

Of me in every direction.

My care began to suffocate

Me. Where did I go?

Absorbing everyone’s pain

That couldn’t be verbalized.

A loss. A reminder of

The inadequacy of our abilities.

To provide of refuge from

The inner turmoil that can

Overtake your desire to live.

A home that was not longer

Inviting others to come in.

They would never understand

What WE had been through together.

The undertones of anger

Guilt and shame. Lingered.

A building of defenses to

Dissociate from the pain.

Fracturing of attempts to control

Forget, remember, and prevent.

© 2018 Rachel

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Trust, a safe haven filled with hope then that trust stolen, a soul now lost, no place to call home. No place to calm the feelings and emotions from the reality that surrounds you. You can feel the passion and intense feelings in your poem. Very moving poem.

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Added on January 14, 2018
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