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Shadows-( my mental health )

Michael A. Watkins 1965 (san diego)

Shadows of my other life
in my mind to me is real,
the person that I want to be-
I cannot yet reveal,
lost to one, but am I saved-
from shadows of the two,
good and evil-right or wrong
I know not what to do,
one of us is patient-
and careful with his words,
-respectful, kind and often times
gets all that he deserves,
the other one is stubborn
and likes to have his way,
always says what's on his mind
so with him please don't play,
sometimes I feel uncomfortable
about who I am at times,
I can't control the way I act
so please read between the lines,
people judge my sickness
and often call me names,
I never stop my work on "self"
and hurting myself with blame,
my shadows are my secret
my savior is my hope,
as long as I can pray and love
I know that I can cope.

By. Michael A. Watkins.

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