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Shelter From The Storm, Poetry

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Rhymes, and Song Lyrics about God, Family, Heroes, Good vs Evil, and Safety from Predators, dedicated to my sons.

Shelter From The Storm

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Shelter From The Storm

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Shelter From The Storm

Our own minds can give us freedom, or enslave us in a world of darkness and terror. At times, we play back painful messages in our minds over and over that we were forced to be subjected to as children. These negative dialogues become our reality as they take a life of their own, affecting how we behave, make decisions, and live out our lives. It would be helpful for us to remember to build ourselves up, and not continue to re-injure ourselves by playing back any negative recordings of our past.

Shelter From The Storm


Inside my bedroom

is where I take shelter

from this world's

terrorizing whirlpool of

helter-skelter.


If these walls were soundproof,

I would never hear roar

the dangerous monster

that lurks outside

my door!


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Hide

Both night and day,

this is where I abide;

for so many years, now,

I have managed

to hide!


Reach for the doorknob?

I will not dare!

Is it raining or sunny

outside?

I do not care!


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Security

Books, a typewriter,

my radio, and dolls;

my needed security

is found within

these four walls.


My vivid imagination

will give furious chase

to any boredom

that chances

to enter my place.


Shelter From The Storm

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My Mind

Happy and contented,

I will live in here, forever,

as long as the blankets,

covering my windows,

will still be holding together.


But, where on earth

will I ever find adequate shelter

from the ravaging of my own mind's,

heightening,

helter-skelter?

~

Shelter From The Storm


Shelter From The Storm

External Trauma Versus Internal Trauma

External Trauma

Internal Trauma

Repercussions of External & Internal Trauma

Take Shelter

Finding Shelter is Difficult

PTSD

Find Someone to Talk to

Find Someone to Talk to

Chronic Anxiety

Get Support

Get Therapy and/or Support

Lowered Immunity to Diseases due to High Stress Levels

Talk to God

Talk to God

Depression

 

Medication Might Be Helpful

Isolation; Feelings of Lonliness

 

Cognitive Therapy

 

Self-Care

Self-Care

 

Self-Help Books

Self-Help Books

 

Taking Shelter From Helter-Skelter

Sad & Soothing Piano Music

© 2017 BBYCGN

Comments

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on March 11, 2018:

I am obliged, Robert.

Robert Sacchi on March 11, 2018:

I like the graphics. Great poem. I think it's great how you put to poetry issues such as this.

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on December 07, 2017:

Thank you, Larry, for your very kind comment. Yes, I love that song by, Paul Simon.

larry nall on December 07, 2017:

More succinctly says what Paul Simon wrote in "I am a Rock". Love the way your words register in my mind. Powerful, endearing.

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on October 17, 2017:

TSOM,

Your comment is “Wow”, too :-) I love it! Thank you!

Hugs,

Tamara

Kathy Henderson from Pa on October 17, 2017:

Tamara

Just, Wow!

This is raw and beautiful

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on October 16, 2017:

Thank you, Hari. I am glad to be back :-)

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on October 16, 2017:

Too good. What an expression on inner conflicts. Wonderful tamara.

- hari