Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"Face-On" #POETRY #PTSD #EMOTIONALPAIN #DianaMarySharpton


Real love is always chaotic. You lose control; you lose perspective. You lose the ability to protect yourself. The greater the love, the greater the chaos. It’s a given and that’s the secret.” 
― Jonathan Carroll

I published this poem in the late fall of 2013. It is based on emotional pain which I for some reason could feel and see in a dear friend of mine due to PTSD. I suspect it’s because I too suffer from some form of this disorder as a result of violence. It is a devastating and debilitating condition. 

The only thing that can save people with this condition is love, kindness and understanding. The title of the poem is “Face-On”. I am republishing upon request.


I slam; face-on, into moments laden on a white wall,
Bits of me splatter in earthen spring, the painter’s call.
Is it night or day? I can’t speak, stand or even crawl,
As light pricks blind slants in peeks; lint shakily falls.

It’s the sound of a heart that breaks, upon “real” sight,
a thunderous clap as loons ascend water at first flight.
Then a darken reality enters a mind; it takes hold,
lost in a thicken mist, chilled, wet, wintery to the bone.

Yesterday is gone at the flash of all that’s bright,
tomorrow's view hidden; slowly, I'm losing control in this fight.
Yet, inexplicably time stops this free “bleed”; instinct takes claim,
stitching a cursed, exhausted soul which now feels shame.

Diana Mary Sharpton © 2014 ~ All Rights Reserved

1.) Photography: http://www.psdgraphics.com/graphics/red-paint-splatter/

À la fin de la journée, peu importe comment vous atteignez dehors et mal moi je resterai fidèle à mes choix affectif qui vous concernent. Je suis un ami. Certes, j’ai essayé d’être un bon ami qui t’aime.
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