Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mask The Pain




No rhyme,
no reason.
The young man claims to be Tupac ,
he claims to be Jesus.
Eleven to seven,
a third of a life,
on the night shift.
No rhyme,
no reason,
the snakes followed him,
to the Emergency Room.
There is no judgment ,
only acceptance.
Mental illness does not discriminate .
It's an equal opportunity lover.



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61 comments:

  1. mm...heavy...yeah once its got you...and you let use see a bit of his world for just a bit...

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  2. You paint such vivid and real characters with words.

    Yes, mental illness doesn't discriminate...sadly, though, a lot of those who suffer from it are discriminated against.

    This is heartbreaking, ayala.

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  3. A powerful message so simply yet effectively put. Mike Sutcliffe (Poetryman)

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  4. An interesting thought... Its actually more prevalent than we think it is ~ Sad but true ~

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  5. Mental illnesses run in my family. I understand this poem a little too well. :(

    Well written, though!

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  6. So if I rhyme with no reason, does that mean I'm ill?..haha

    Really though yeah seen it up close more than I ever wanted too, so true it does not discriminate.

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  7. I followed him to the emergency room too say I care. I wonder about the word "lover."

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  8. It is indeed an equal opportunity lover--nicely done!

    Audrey
    @AudreyHowitt

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  9. Unfortunately that is true. Mental illness does not discriminate, but I always wonder what it is they see...is it the reality we don't see?

    Nicely done.

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  10. So sad to consider. We all know such a man or woman. Especially difficult at this time of year. Good poem Ayala.

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  11. yes, a hard, hard truth.
    well penned.

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  12. no judgement only acceptance - my fav line. your descriptions are striking.

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  13. ugh..i sit speechless.. so well written ayala..your heart shines through..

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  14. This is chilling but so well done. You give voice to those who march to a different drummer. Lest we forget...how close we all are to madness and despair, at least...at times.

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  15. Mental illness is deceptive as physically it doesn't show. It's frightening when violence is involved. Worst when we can't assign blame except shout 'insanity'. Great write!

    Hank

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  16. Ayala, The details give life to this. So much in so few words. It's great to see someone taking on this real life scenario. Keep up your fine work!

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  17. It seems a lot of that is going on these days. I love the way you ended it.

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  18. Strong write, Ayala. No, it does not discriminate and it's a ruthless lover. Nicely portrayed.

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  19. such a brilliant write, dear lady. You have a beautiful heart and that keeps shining throught your poems.

    and thank you so much for all your support. take my love and wishes.

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  20. oh that final line...too true, and so much heart break.

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  21. Thank you, Talon. Your thoughts are true.....

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  22. Heaven...it is sad and true. Thank you.

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  23. I am sorry, Alita. It's heartbreaking at times. I wish you well and thank you.

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  24. Colleen....that's the way it was in my head....

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  25. Thank you, Joanne. So many questions unanswered.

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  26. Thank you, Ann. We all know someone...that's true.

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  27. Thank you, Jackie. I love your thoughts on this.

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  28. Thank you, Steve. I appreciate it.

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  29. Dear Baishali, thank you. You always extend your kindness to me and I am touched by it.

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  30. i think this is one of your best pieces... the pain and the empathy meted out in equal measure...

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  31. And mental illness can seem so innocuous at times, when it's always serious. Always, always serious.

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  32. Great poem! Such true words. Mental illness takes who it takes. :(

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  33. sometimes there is no rhyme or reason. Sad.

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  34. Really nice. Thank you for sharing this.

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  35. Oh, so straight forward, sad and lovely and true. I like this so very much.

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  36. Thank you, Leslie. I appreciate it.

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  37. Lauren, it's sad for everyone that it touches and their loved ones.....

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  38. The nuances of mental illness are sometimes unrecognizable. Blending in while knowing something isn't right is a hard life to live. Succinct poetry with powerful message Ayala.

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