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Pain's Truce



I can no longer maintain
After a decade of reveling in pain
Physical and emotions embedded in soul
Purpose and poetry, a first step to becoming whole,
I cannot tell a lie
A virtue of mine despite how hard I try
Honesty a greater fault
A characteristic I will never assault,
I think back on this past decade
And the horrifying trauma that will not fade,
Stigma, hospitals, treatment, depression
All contributing to a decade of recession
As I have no choice but to recluse
Pain and I fortunately have made truce
Since I revel in it no longer
I'm able to draw from it to become stronger
And endless well of subject matter
Filled by a decade's tears patter
Streams and lakes to rivers and oceans
Nothing can rectify our society's sins
As we are ignorant and too lazy to understand
While the hourglass is slowly trickling sand
We would be much better fairing
If we only started caring
About all the pain we perpetuate
About all the pain we create.
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I'm a 30-year old who suffers from Schizophrenia. Suffers, being the keyword. I am a tortured soul. I'm plagued with substance dependence and mental illness, which is also known as a dual diagnosis.Poetry was soothing when I was beginning to hit rock bottom. I felt as if I was at the end of my rope. Then, the first poem I posted here, "Auburn Diminishes", ranked first in the daily contest! This lifted my spirits and gave me a new lease on life. Since then, I've written more and will continue to write, study and hone my artistic abilities by including poetry in every aspect of my life.My hobbies include spending time with the girlfriend, video games, and last but not least, music! My favorite genre is punk rock but can appreciate most music (not all songs) and every genre. My girlfriend said I probably obtained my natural ear from hip-hop. I didn't know what a meter was before attempting my first Shakespearean sonnet and still somehow won a contest with "Auburn Diminishes". more…

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