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You're the reason for my anger
and the reason for my pain
You're the reason for the voices
screaming in my brain
You're the reason I'm so numb
and the reason I don't feel
You're the reason I can't tell
what is even real
You're the reason I don't breathe
and the reason I can't cry
You're the reason I don't care
if I live or die
You're the reason for my sorrow
and the reason why I bleed
You're the reason for my therapy
that I so badly need

Alfred Gremsly

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Who needs a therapist when you have a pen??

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Written on June 16, 2021

Submitted by Alfredgremsly on January 12, 2023

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Characters 564
Words 99
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16

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  • Kaytee
    So powerful. Thanks so much for sharing your struggle with mental health. You inspire me to share mine too.
    LikeReply 11 month ago
    • Alfredgremsly
      thank you so much!!! I always hope it finds a home for those who need it!!!!
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • Jilliengallimore
    OMG!!! Where have you been hiding? Do you have a book? You have just become my new favorite poet!!!
    LikeReply 32 months ago


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