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Only wanting to be free

Old habits die hard, I guess at the end of the day, I'll never truly understand why, why he is this way. The psychology behind it, my theories are pretty sound, but the actual act of what he does, when he thinks no one is around. His pleasure is in the pain, a way to numb out the world, when the harshness of his reality, starts to crumble all around. I often look for triggers, little things that seem to set him off, trying to pin point actually when, he decides it's time to cut. You'd see a body riddled with scars, each one a story he could tell, but I only see my brother, and I see how I have failed. Ignorance is bliss, the way I've always been, till it's right on my door step, now I can actually see. All I see is broken, a man never taught to grow up, a child caught in time, his mindset so corrupt. I know I can't fix him, I wish I truly could, years of being alone, because no one understood. If I could only look through his eye's, to see the world as he, so trapped he is by his compulsions, only wanting to be free.
Contest Name: any poem during the month of JUNE or JULY Sponsor: Poet ~ Destroyer
Equal 1st place
M.Mahauariki © 2012

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  1. Date: 7/15/2012 2:35:00 AM
    Thank you everyone!!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 8:18:00 PM
    A deep and emotional write - well deserving of your win.

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:17:00 PM
    So much emotion shown here. It's hard to see someone you love hurting and not be able to do anything. Great write. Congrats on your 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 4:43:00 PM
    congrats Murray on a grand fiirst place win with this amazing write luv..

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 2:47:00 PM
    ((()))Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Any Poem" contest Murray. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 4:21:00 AM
    muzz congrats on your win..nice to see you up there...David

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 3:36:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Murray

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 8:03:00 PM
    Awee,, Murry, nice to see you here ~ congratulations with your awesome win~ Good night~PD

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 11:03:00 PM
    Beautiful, but I'm sorry he's hurting and you feel that you can't help him.