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Damages and Diseases of the swinging Pendulum mind: Part One

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Damages and Diseases of the swinging Pendulum mind: Part One

Back and Forth Back and Forth My cruel mind goes Like the deadly pendulum It swings some more Entrapping those that come around Back and Forth Back and Forth Like the tides of the frozen ocean Anger Love Sadness Hatred Back and Forth Back and Forth Unable to stop Continually altering my thoughts Causing me to cause problems When there should be none When I should only hold you up I drag you down Then I push you up I pull you down And again and again This deadly pendulum swings Again and again I lift you up I pull you down Again and Again My mind changes Over and over And I drown you in my torturous disease Capturing you inside the tides of my mania The fires of my hell You are trapped And I only hurt you Only hurt you Hurt you Swinging, swinging Like the deadly Pendulum I am nothing but pain for you Nothing but pain Nothing but pain Pain Pain Changing like the tides Like a wave My mind bounces around Like a ball A flying butterfly It is never still Never still Never still Your strength is amazing I view you as flawless You’ve dealt with me For so long This deadly swinging pendulum You take in stride You’ve learned to float amongst the waves Live with the gnashing of bloody waters To hold onto the shred of humanity That you still believe I have And I thank you for that I thank you, For keeping me in your good graces Despite my chaotic mind Despite my disease My My what? What can it really be called? All are just excuses Excuses for me to keep that dangerous Pendulum swinging I can’t control it though I don’t know how I am so weak So worthless And I cling to you For sanity For my life I shouldn’t But I do You are my life line I am so small So nothing without you The tides become rougher The tides become meaner I can’t stop it I can’t control it The tears roll down my cheeks I have lost all control Ha As if I ever HAD control

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  1. Date: 10/15/2012 2:00:00 AM
    One word...awesome!!....moving to part twooo!!!

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 12:05:00 AM
    I like this poem....continuing readin...weeeee always, Laura