A Tormented Mind

My mind,
tormented and
fatigued
by
memories.
Memories that won’t
stop coming.

Launched from the darkness
of a locked cavern
deep within,
straight into my mind’s eye
clearly as the
day it happened.
My soul
is worn and tired.
My heart
fragmented and aching.
A childhood of abuse;
the details
once lost
in time,
and
disassociation.
Such a beautiful protection
from the horrors
of reality;
a protection that
is failing.
The cavern door
is open,
the darkness,
searching for light …
and I am holding on for the ride.

~~~~~

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4 thoughts on “A Tormented Mind

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  1. I “like” your poem’s imagery, technique and style. I don’t “like” that you must face this anguish. Hopefully, with the community you have on your blog, and beyond, you’ll know you’re not alone, and find the peace you deserve.

    1. Thank you. I appreciate your compliments! ☺

      I am definitely finding the connections through this blogging community to be very helpful with coping.

  2. I thought I had an idea of the horrors. With every piece you write, I get another clue of how clueless I have been. I am so glad you are connecting with people who can help you and who you can help. What a great community you are building here and the knowledge you are sharing will help many, many more.

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