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Muffled Screams of Helplessness

the all-consuming dread beneath a veneer of equanimity, impenetrable by eyes of keen observers. by all appearances, all is copacetic, but under his smiling mask, unmitigated disarray. a cauldron of caged anguish simmer without boiling over. his screams of helplessness, muffled; registering below a whisper. he's at his wit's end; a beast of burden with his world of troubles sagging d o w n his shoulders. a victim of circumstances beyond his control, yet treats his helplessness with utter indifference. heaven only knows... why. You Select Poetry Contest Sponsored by Brian Strand Date written: 01/21/2023

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Date: 1/23/2023 12:27:00 AM
Dark and deep, Edward, congratulations:)
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 1/23/2023 2:13:00 AM
Thank you very much, Jo:-)
Date: 1/22/2023 1:21:00 PM
This is a very powerful piece you have written here Edward and I love it. I've worked with people who appear to have invisible illnesses..people with depression, heightened anxiety, psychosis, those who are deemed to be psychopaths, personality disorders and those who feel alienated from society yet manage to conceal their inner issues until input is needed.. Sometimes too late. We don't get to know the reasons behind this person's true mindset but that makes it all the more real. Cheers - Gary
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 1/22/2023 1:31:00 PM
Thank you very much for the visit, compliment, and your eye-opening perspective on mental illness, Gary! Blessings, my friend.
Date: 1/22/2023 6:40:00 AM
Nicely dark Edward. Congratulations on your win! :)
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 1/22/2023 7:11:00 AM
Thank you very much, Linda:-)