Shall


Shall I tell the tale?
The tale of my twisted heart

Beaten
Battered
Bruised

Left on the roadside
Left to rot
Left over and over for dead

Shall I tell the tale?
The tale of my twisted broken mind

Misunderstood
Mistreated

Called a underachiever
Berated by every non believer

Shall I tell the tale?
Of sadness
Of depression

The daily struggle
A battle that never ends

Shall I tell the tale?
That every time I’m counted out

I rise
Stand taller
And fight harder

Than
Ever
Before…

Screaming


Three voices
Maybe four

One man?
Two women?
One faded cannot understand

Misunderstood
Ganged up on

Backed in a corner
Tearful
Angry

Buttons pushed
Limit reached

Gloves off
Seething

Vengeful
Fighting back
Swinging for the fences

Voices
Screaming

Rage
Sorrow

Slamming doors
Fading hollow footsteps

Tears

Disbelief

Head in hands

Last bridge burned

Changes in the wind

A bold step

Soon no turning back…

New Tricks


Old problem
New tricks

Simple solution?
Long road
No quick fix

A mindset
Not my fault

A blessing
A curse

Programmed
Wired
See and feel things others can’t

An encounter
A talk

Suggestions
Finally answers

A limit
A switch
I have the power

Tune in
Block out

My choice
My call

New tricks
Long road ahead

My mind
Piece by piece
Wrestling back what slipped away from me……