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My sickness and my healing

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My sickness and my healing

My sickness and my healing

When I came back from Vietnam
I was afraid of everything
I really don’t know why this was
Cause, no danger did it bring
To me, my stay in that country
But the poisons that they used
Convinces me that they stuffed my mind
Those powers, our heads abused.

That fear in me was so intense
My mind was filled with dread
I was afraid of being alive
I was afraid of being dead
Sometime I’d freeze so totally
Like I was paralyzed.
I went to so much counseling
So many tears I cried.

And then one day I searched the net
And I found this little site
The site they call it ‘just one look’
And they did do me right
It took four years, but now I’m sane
I have no fear at all
And I have no anxiety
I’m no more a crazy fool.

5 September 2013 @ 1345hrs

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  1. Date: 9/5/2013 7:38:00 PM
    Peter, so glad you were able to get the help you needed. Thanks for sharing this personal story. Great write! Love, Kim

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/6/2013 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kim, I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my poems....Peter