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  • How are we supposed to be?

    How are we supposed to be?Don't say "yourself" thats plain to see!How are we supposed to be?Restricted by our limitations or wild and free?How are we supposed to be?Looking over our shoulder, whose watching me?How are we supposed to be?Living in fear and anxiety?How are we supposed to be?Two fingers up to illness and disability?How are we supposed to be?Hiding under the duvet, woe ...

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    Tags:
    recovery,
    #mentalhealth,
    #howarewesupposedtpbedisabled,
    #invisibleillness,
    #disabilities
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  • Soulmate fade

    So, you think you’ve found your soulmate?Have you really?Are you sure?  Are you trying to control her?Make her who you want to be? i thought I’d found my soulmateBut he’s straying from our pathNot taking me as I am But conforming meTo his ideal I need to get back on trackWith my soulmateBut I’m not sure he wants me no moreThinks I’m one of the Lost and found   

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    Tags:
    loss
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  • Scratch

    Am burst.  Too many failures in such a short time has left me utterly burst. Left my PhD. Applied for a medical writer job and got rejected. Thought I had a job now and that's basically down the pan. Feeling like I've zero talents left and it's draining as fuck to be honest.  Fuck sake, cut me a break.

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  • Wintry Soul

    Reflecting on my experience with reality I conclude that for me it runs on being able to maintain adequate economic support in a failing climate with my three spiritual fuels or capacities, namely; hope, faith and love.So I say earnestly to this reality……At the critical interface where robust tools would be able to apply these spiritual values.I understand that I have been too paranoid to hope properly, too confused, doubtful or hesitant to exhibit faith ...

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    Tags:
    taking,
    control
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  • Dark days

    Dark DayMaybe tomorrow maybe neverSleep and procrastination have stolen my ever(Y) Thing has floated awayDown the riverOf StyxAnd stones have hurt my bonesAnd illness and meds haveTaken away my dreamsOf living a life And cancelled out my Schemes...... AMW 2018U can read that if i don't make it thruThe war 

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    Tags:
    ILL,
    PAIN,
    SAD