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Emotional Purgatory

Maybe if I could do what I wanted
Go wherever I wanted…

I’m detained

My emotions 
My thoughts 
My opinions
My wants
Are non-existant

Im passive 
I submit

I’m not
I am not

Everything is okay
Nothing matters

I won’t be anything here but submissive/insignificant/nobody

My Self has fled

Im DOC# 454056

Imma get by
Imma get out

I hope my Self won’t remain dormant in submission

I hope my Self will recover from numbness and incorporate some of the qualities 
Of DOC# 454056

This is not depression

This is emotional purgatory

I don’t know anything –
I knew something

I knew opposition

Opposition was on fire 
Now frozen over by passivity

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  1. Date: 2/10/2015 11:20:00 PM
    No matter how long the time.. They can trap your body but can't trap your mind.

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 3:42:00 PM

  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:04:00 PM't a thing 'insignificant' about this piece!!! Dang C this was fierce!

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 12:29:00 AM
    My God can I relate. Very powerful and resonating. Thank you for this wonderful write.

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Great write. Bev