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  • The tears he didn't want me to cry

    Thank you North Ayrshire Recovery and Wellbeing College WRITE TO RECOVERY group for giving me a fresh perspective. Crying is a necessary part of the healing process for people who are going through trauma. I'm glad the group embrace their members' tears.I'm glad to have met you all today. Thank you for liking my poem.WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS  read more

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  • Mother

    This story references abuse.

    You had me but i never had youWhy did you do the things that you'd doWhy was i made to feel like the outcast of the familyCouldn't you see the effect it would have on me You and my father filled my youth with fearEvery time you both were nearI couldn't make a noise when you had a napToo scared to talk or even run a tap As long as you got to your bingoIn Castlemilk or the ...

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  • Soul Satisfaction

    I'm searching for a soul satisfactionDirection, Creation and ReactionFrom The Power deep withinForgiving of all sins Buried deep within The SecretAll my pains and regretsWaiting on the time to re-appearReady for my soul to hear Believeing in The UniverseThis life isn't a dress re-hearseTake the first steps and you will findA better peace in mankind The meaning of joy in our soulTo make us wholeThis feeling may be celestialMaybe it could even be terrestrial I'll keep searching for that ...

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  • The Wound

    Some days it catches my scent, then it's on my trail all day, driving me over the edge of the steepest cliff, clipping at my fingers as I cling on, holding onto composure. I feel open and raw to the world, people speak and I sting, my mind is a damn to the floods of emotion and it aches with the strain. Those days fighting back tears for ten hours out in the world, while people look into ...

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  • I can do this!

    I go back to uni today! I’m determined not to let my aniexty get the best of me. I will be alright. Last night, I was overthinking and sinking into old habits of negative thoughts and excuses. But today, I will be fine. I have to tell myself this, what other option do I have? I will get up, finish packing, pray I can get the last bits in the car, say goodbye to siblings ...

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    anxiety,
    stress,
    setting goals,
    Overthinking,
    Worry
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