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Lost And Brainwashed.

by TygerTyger

An unkind comment in childhood
led to a life of hell
I became shy and withdrawn
and crawled into a shell.

A prisoner of the mind
bending to peoples will
I began to hate myself
and at times
hate myself still.

No one could understand me
I couldn't understand myself
I locked myself away for years
and never ventured out.
My only friends were sleep and beer
I bottled away so many
tears and fears
over those years
and just feasted away

Thought I was going
out of my head
I believed the only way
I'd leave the place
would be in a box
I'd be found dead in bed.

Things just got too much
I had to seek help
for my despair
I had no one else to turn to
There was no one there.

all though I have some life now
I still get depressed
and wallow in self doubt
only to be hit by crippling illness
I can't do much about.

Each day I climb a mountain
every day is a battle
in a war I can never win
No one really knows
just where I've been
but if hell does exist
I can tell you I have
Been.

Peter Dome. Copyright. 2011.





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Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
by K13739 on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 (10:09:05)
A childhood trauma can ruin our lives if we let it. The character has been through hell, but they are still standing! That is a war they won. Thank you Pete.

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    Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
    by TygerTyger on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 (14:19:33)
    Thank you Paula, your so wise my friend, We don't always have a choice, but their still standing as you say, but only just. Thank you so much Paula. Great to hear from you. take care. Best wishes. Pete. LOl.

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Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
by BrokenWordsPoet on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 (13:35:23)
It is so sad...

You've had good company.

I cannot say that everyone has lived a life in hell at some point, but those of us that can say we have, understand where poetry like this comes from. If you read my title; The Red Door Knob... The things that stands out about hells is there are those of our own making and those we have no control over.

Your poem is well written and I completely understand the depression. I have suffered for years and poetry is the only thing that gives me control over it

In hopes for peace... BWP... James...

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    Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
    by TygerTyger on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 (14:24:17)
    Hi James, it's so good to hear from you again my friend. I'm so sorry you suffer too. I feel you are so right. Poetry does help.Take care James. Warm best wishes. Pete. LOl . P.s. I will read your poem. cheers.

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Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
by Noden on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 (15:51:17)
Hi Peter;

From one survivor to another,
first a giant hug for still being
monstrous in your fight to be you.

Besides writing in here you'll also
find close ties with most of us. We
at GP stick together, offline...online
we become one another s strong hold.

Write, and we'll listen, not judge.
Share and we'll share with you, not criticize.
Hugs
are free, get as many as you can.
Here's one from me! Mr. Green

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    Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
    by TygerTyger on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 (02:55:44)
    Thank you so much friend. That hug was lovely. How thoughtful of you. I could do with plenty of hugs.
    Yes the Gotpoetry family is very special. I've never come across anything like it. The people are great, and so gifted. I love it. It has been a life saver for me.

    i can't thank you enough for your kindness. Take care dear friend. Warm best wishes. Pete. LOL . A big hug for you. Razz

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Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
by WordLover on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 (08:51:11)
dear Pete, depression is a terrible thing, and something that everyone at one time or another suffers. Your poem speaks of deep depression that sometimes there is no end. I hope this is not written about you - and only from your amazing imagination, but if this terrible disease has touched you personally, then I pray that you are able to rise above it and find happiness. By the fact that you are able to write about it so eloquently speaks volumes.

Sandy

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    Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
    by TygerTyger on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (13:33:47)
    Hi Sandy. Yes depression can destroy lives. unfortunately. it is true. and there's much more too. No one knows were I've been. But, everyday is a new day, some days are better than others. At least I can leave the house when I'm well enough. GP and people like yourself keep me going. It means a lot to me. Thank you so much for your kindness, and support. Take care Sandy. Love and best wishes. Pete. LOL . Smile

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Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
by alana on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 (09:42:57)
i would spank that comment real hard if i could, and bet you can too, spank it, shred it, wash it, flush it, throw it away like your old saucepan, actually the saucepan was worth keeping, you threw it away, this comment should be categorized junk and thrown into garbage and you kept it in a safety vault? super chic

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    Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
    by WordLover on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 (20:17:54)
    I'm sorry, are you talking about my comment??

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      Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
      by alana on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (06:06:08)
      i was commenting on the poem, sorry about the ruckus i created, actually that was funny, super chic is the way TygerTyger seems to hoard the hurt but throw out the saucepan

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        Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
        by TygerTyger on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (13:38:44)
        No problem Alana. Please don't mention the saucepan. it's a sore point. I miss it so. I'm still mornin it's demise. boo hoo.Take care my friend. nLove and best wishes. Pete. LOL .

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    Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
    by WordLover on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 (20:19:50)
    oops, I JUST realized which comment you were referring to!! Sorry - when I first read what you said, I thought you were replying to what I had said to Pete. DUH - do I feel foolish!! Smile

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    Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
    by TygerTyger on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (03:53:30)
    Could you please tell me what comment you are on about?. Cheers. Pete.

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      Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
      by alana on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (06:08:08)
      cool cat, it got explained, seriously how can you not understand any Tiger? Are you not from Bigcatland?

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        Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
        by TygerTyger on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (13:26:11)
        Sorry my feline friend. I'm not from big cat land. I'm from cold Sheffield in the uk. It takes a little longer for things to sink in. and it did. Now I know. and yes, I agree. I should trash the comment. only, when your told somthing enough, as a child. you become to belive it true.

        Another tyger eh, uuhmmm. Female?. maybe we cud go hunting sometime. You make me purrrr purrrrr. Do you have any cubs?. ha ha. Take care friend. Thanx for the comments. I think I've got it now. Pete. LOL . Wink

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      Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
      by WordLover on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (08:45:55)
      Sorry Pete, it was my mistake - I mistook a comment from Alana that I "wrongly" assumed was referring to what I had commented earlier about your poem. I realized afterwards (too late) what she meant. Sorry for the confusion - my fingers were quicker than my brain!!! Smile

      Loved your poem!!

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        Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
        by TygerTyger on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (13:14:54)
        No problem dont worry. I make so many mistakes you wouldn't believe. I'm just so grateful for your kind comments and taking the time to read them. Always great to hear from you. Take care. Pete. LOL . Razz

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Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
by Dr.anant on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (08:03:32)
It's a nice poem...Dr.anant

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    Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
    by TygerTyger on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (13:16:33)
    Thank you Doctor Nice to hear from you. Unfortunately it's true. Take care my friend. Pete. LOL .

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Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
by Pujakins on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (22:55:49)
Such an honest and beautiful poem, your heart is truly out there for all to see in all its beauty. I grieve your depression and wish I culd help it be resolved. My beloved friend, fly away with me to the Land of Joy, where all your dreams come true and we will dance around and in and out of the rainbows until we are tired and then have a nice tall glass of Violet Lemonade, will you? Love you Dearly, Tasha

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    Re: Lost And Brainwashed. (Score: 1 )
    by TygerTyger on Friday, August 26, 2011 (10:26:40)
    Tasha. You always seem to know the right thing to say. I really apprecite it, and thank you, with Love my sweet friend. A huge hug to you. Take care sweetness. Love and blessings. Pete, LOL .

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