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Perfect BrainStorm

Inside my brain resides A deadly combination Of my mother's maniacal heritage And my father's drunken rages. A perfect storm, if you will, Leaving behind dreams Destroyed by doubt And hopes undone by fear. Leaving darkness and chaos, Echoes of what was Or what could have been. Broken bones scattered In the recesses Blown by winds of despair; The worst of nature and nurture. Yet a small flame still burns Ever so dim, ever so constant, Waiting for a gentle breath Of compassion to fuel its light, Waiting for love and understanding To shield and protect it; Compassion, love and understanding That must come from within And flow from my heart. As I grow in strength, I strive To overcome anger and hate And desire for revenge. I work to cultivate forgiveness And let go of ill will; Loving what has been deemed Unloveable And esteeming what has been deemed Unredeemable. I release the captives residing in prisons Awaiting my judgment; For they are not mine to judge. Inside my brain resides a perfect storm Twisted and turned; Tempered and tamed By clouds of compassion. 10/18/2018

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Date: 10/28/2018 6:20:00 AM
Wow. Sa, heart wrenching and yet there is that flicker of hope. Let the candle grow and...and what? Read the shadows and let there be light. Congratulations on your win, Kai
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Date: 11/6/2018 8:03:00 PM
Thank you, Kai. I really appreciate your comments. There is always that small flicker of hope, isn't there? I hope it always burns in the heart.
Date: 10/26/2018 3:54:00 AM
- Echoes of thoughts of anger and hatred .. very well written, Deb - Congratulations on your win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/26/2018 11:35:00 AM
Hi Anne-Lise. Thanks for your gracious words. It's nice to be back on PS. I appreciate your support. Love, Deb
Date: 10/26/2018 3:30:00 AM
I also love that line “the worst of nature and nurture” Deb. A very moving and thought-provoking piece.
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Date: 10/26/2018 11:32:00 AM
Thank you, Nina. I'm glad you liked this one. I appreciate your comments very much. Deb
Date: 10/25/2018 8:18:00 PM
Back to congratulate you on your win, Deb! I knew it would do well, too! :)
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Date: 10/25/2018 8:20:00 PM
Thank you, Laura. I appreciate your stopping back and your words of support. Deb
Date: 10/25/2018 12:58:00 PM
Well done Deb, congrats on a fine win!
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deb radke
Date: 10/25/2018 7:52:00 PM
Thank you, John. I’m honored to be placed among so many excellent poems. All my best. Deb
Date: 10/20/2018 9:40:00 AM
Great work Deb "the worst of nature and nurture" brilliant, best wishes in the contest...
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Date: 10/20/2018 10:37:00 AM
Thank you. I’m glad you liked my poem. And your compliment is much appreciated. Deb
Date: 10/18/2018 11:40:00 PM
Beautifuly expressed verse here, deb. Enjoyed the read!
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Date: 10/20/2018 10:39:00 AM
Thank you. I’m glad you liked my poem. I appreciate your words. Deb