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There are many times throughout a person’s life that they may be bullied, abused or harassed by a person or group of people. Probably one of the most important things that can help a person deal with this kind of behavior is their mental and emotional mind-set. A brave attitude is one of the best remedies for abuse and harassment.
In a small village there lived a boy called Leo. He was a small, slim kid, and he lived forever in fear because some boys from a neighboring village would harass poor Leo and try to have fun at his expense.
One day, a young wizard was passing by the... (more)
draped the angel sleeps the cold of stone not felt beneath surround her not with pity she no longer feels her pain blind to acts of cruelty deaf to words of hate
as on earth an angel once again
do not weep your tears though your heart may break as you stand before her rest a marigold where she lays remember not her sorrow her soul now free to touch
the face of the stars
brush the dirt away from her so she maybe cleansed from those that caused her death sit and talk with her a while and you will hear her plea
I sleep, I ask ~ no tears be shed... (more)
Speak with your face turned away,
words that I long for you to say.
I believe them even if they may
keep my logic in constant sway
Holding my aching mind at bay
go ahead my love, lie anyway.
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I Plunged into clear; whilst murky
slept beneath avoiding air bubbled skin bring boats; navigate the coast in search of me; my thoughts you won't recover yet I fear not breath in my lungs will expire soon, my last farewell to life and loves that I have known
yet there is peace floating washed; nudged in silence like your hand in darkness across a wavy bed for our fingers never held in love a Strike would find its way ~ as waves CraSH towards the shore in search of rest; the current pulled them back as I with you returned for insults; punishment
I lay with one last... (more)
...but give birth to it, then raise it in subjection. How should I act when faced with my “love”? Love needs a system of checks and balances. A spiritual check can help control my direction, whether this is a good choice or bad. A logic check is important as well. Seriously, can my love for an abuser, child molester, or addict be expressed best by exposing myself and my family to his/her aberrations? Love will choose the death of the loved one for the best of the whole. If I am held hostage, my wife being raped, my belongings pilfered, all under the threat of “I'm gonna kill your... (more)
...to breathe. But if I were being honest with myself, and you, the truth is more likely the shock of the simple reality of having been there before.
There are plenty things in my child hood that anyone would fully expect I would want to forget. Things that run the gamut from all kinds of abuse to nearly freezing to death. And it's true, I really don't remember many of the things I hear my mother talking about. And yet many I can't forget. But on this particular day, at this particular moment, I was forced to face a memory that I had never ever revisited since it's creation.... (more)
Sometimes the distances between what people know of you . . . and what they think of you . . . and what you know of yourself . . . and what you think of yourself . . . and what is true of all of this knowledge and all of these thoughts when sifted out seems as vast as the entire universe. I wonder if God didn't just create all the stars and solar systems for a practice run, knowing that the humans-to-come would be much more difficult to put into motion and save from colliding.
We don't orbit well.
We want to be the center of our own universe; we choose carefully who gets into... (more)
“What is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” – Psalm 8:4.
We are who we are in part because of where we've been and the experiences that may have triggered the development of same-sex attraction. For me, childhood sexual abuse and father abandonment were certainly factors that had to be dealt with and have been. Still, I struggled, and put myself in places I should never have been, as others have done. In all those places, God was "mindful" of us. We hid; we paused; we ran; we rejected grace; we fell again in sin.... (more)
Addictions plague our friends, family, and neighbors. It need not be a substance, but the consequences still the same, bringing pain, both for the user and those who try in vain to love them in spite of the torturous twists and turns of their habit. To the addict: There are no easy answers, just don't ever stop trying, get back up and keep on fighting. “Healey’s First Law Of Holes: When in one, stop digging.” - Denis Healey
Alone again in a cheap hotel room The small TV flickering The nasty images tempting Once again I put my fate in the hands of the Bringer of Pain... (more)
You see beauty everywhere, your supposed to be happy. Your not.
You see people laughing, your supposed to be a part. Your not.
You see tears falling, your supposed to feel. Your not.
You see prayers offered, your suppose to do that. Your not.
You see life passing, your supposed to do something. Your not.
And worst of all, you just don't care. I mean you really, really, don't care. About anything.
Its a death you feel in every little crack of your soul.
Like dust collecting, its death in the small areas of your life.
But wait you walking... (more)