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I was born a couple of days before New Year's Eve in 1957. After my father's death (17 Oct. 1977) I simply collapsed, because the same year I lost all of my friends and my first love. I've been treated with Lithium for 33 years and just before I loose my kidneys, my physician who takes care of most f my illnesses (e.g. high levels in blood sugar and pressure, as well as, cholesterol, weak heart after an attack in 2005, problems with my stomach, etc.), found it out and now I'm treated with user-friendly medication. Unfortunately, all these years, I had no way of expressing neither my thoughts nor my feelings, since not even my beloved wife had an feelings for me, and never tried to come near me, at least not after our daughter was born (20 Jan. 1997). She was hit by the so called postpartum depression, and ever since, covered behind this "illness" tortured me in many ways, which I don't want to recall. Hopefully, this is a place where I'll be able to express myself and (maybe) find my TRUE soulmate!

  September 2019     1 month ago

Submitted Poems 7 total

What Are We Living For?

We were born to love, born to hate,
born to give, and born to take.

We were born to win, born to lose,
born to accept, and born to choose.

To give in, and to fight,
both for darkness and for light.

Born to laugh, born to cry,
born to...

by Joseph Michael Petrou

added 11 months ago
A Boy saying to his General...

It was just before supper when mother overheard her boy saying to his...

by Joseph Michael Petrou

added 4 years ago
The Things I Like The Most

Out of a Million things I've been taught,
A Trillion things I found out,
If you'd ask me what I like the most,
I'd tell you: "The ones I can live...

by Joseph Michael Petrou

added 4 years ago
The Promised Land

I woke up this morning; at heart a new fear:
"is there any chance the mankind disappear?"
Oh no, no, no, this cannot be true!
Oh no, no, no, this cannot be done!
We've got to find our way to the Promised...

by Joseph Michael Petrou

added 4 years ago
When (Not If)


by Joseph Michael Petrou

added 4 years ago

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