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  • Weighted realignment

     A journey towards recovery, wherever was I to begin?Obstacles everywhere, showing zero sign of growing thin,Suffocation breeding from every which way,An indictment was made against my mentality This is hopeless This is agony The pressure caving me in, Relentlessy...pounding, knocking, chapping all the wrong doors,I could fill twenty buckets with all the anxiety ridden sweat falling from my pores Denial, shame, non existent self esteem, it's all there But eventually, finally, willinglyA moment, revelation, I find a path,This great wall, zu noch größerer ...

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    Tags:
    courage,
    Weight of the mind,
    embrace,
    realignment
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  • Love Doesn't Seem A Part Of Me

    Why do I seem so different,From everyone else I see,Smiling, laughing and in love,While I’m partnered with misery Why does my heart beat,At such a slow and irregular pace,Maybe that’s the reason,I’m always last in love’s race Maybe it’s my head that’s to blame,Too anxious and too down,People can’t see past the mask I wear,The one forever painted with a frown It’s bound to lie with the nerves I’ve frayed,Only pulsing with the pain,The hurt, sorrow, grief and ...

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  • Up front

    Conflict is burning my soul from the inside outWithout a doubt, there is a false power in existence A power that can't be taken lightlyYet shouldn't even be worth a second glanceWhere is my own stubbornness I hear the ghosts cry For some variety, I must source, I can't even discreetly channel that emotion on the slyDestruction is not my end game, not even my firstI hold what's dear to meHowever overwhelmingly, I always seem to veer towards ...

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    Tags:
    self-management,
    recovery journey,
    Help,
    Darkness,
    honesty
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  • No more!

    No more!The end is getting closer I can smell iti thought it would smell of rot and decaybut I’m ready for whatever lies beyond.i have no vision of what that could be,Noone came back to tell menoone claimed it no one wanted it either way I’m going to a place I’ve never beenA new exciting place of doubt and fear and limited expectationsa place i cant visit, cant see, cant sensea place only trust and faith ...

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    Tags:
    #newbeginnings,
    #relationships
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  • Hope

    What is life without hopeIt's like a shower without soapWithout hope there is nothingWe all need to want something What is life without hopeIt's like the sea without boatsWithout hope there is nothingWe all need to love something What is life without hopeIt's like freezing in winter without a coatWithout hope there is nothingWe all need to need something What is life withour hopeIt's like elections without a voteWithout hope there is nothingWe all need to stand for ...

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    Hope
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