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My own name

The one word most hated in the world, when I hear it my emotions whirl, a deep seeded hatred stirs from within my soul, my distaste for this word is clearly shown. Years of regression and suppression in my mind, because I was abused in a different time, wails and whimpers that people pretended not to hear, constantly living in a life of fear. Every time I heard this word my stomach would drop, because it only meant I had done something wrong, wrong in the eyes of the person suppose to protect me, it always resulted in a savage beatings. Emotions wound so high my heart was in my throat, shaking in fear which made me choke, pounded down over time into believing I done wrong, eventually excepting that I was. This word had my trapped for a good part of my life, a scared little child that thought he'd never survive, trapped my a label that made me that slave, the word most hated is my own name.

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  1. Date: 7/19/2012 2:21:00 PM
    Yeah it was but I didn't read the format properly.. haha

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 12:31:00 PM
    Muzz, I like this a lot, and I can relate to it, if for the contest I wish you well my friend...David