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About the Others

Learned not to diminish the hells of the Others.
Gratitude sounds like false dances
with prim and proper dresses.
Others cry forever.
Others are tired.

I have a chance today.
So do the Others.

I will keep searching for my soul.
Will search for purpose.
Will wrap chains around the bad shit.
Please, you people, the Others,
restore me to sanity.

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  1. #1 by carldagostino on April 18, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    “wrap chains around the bad shit” I see hope and promise emerging from you now. It IS there for you. Respectfully encourage you to walk in this light.

    • #2 by Carl on April 18, 2011 - 10:08 pm

      I’ll keep walking, one step after the other! Thanks, Carl!

  2. #3 by Val Erde on April 18, 2011 - 7:22 pm

    Keep writing, the sanity is there.

    • #4 by Carl on April 18, 2011 - 10:13 pm

      Thank you for reading, Val, and thank you for your comment.

  3. #5 by booguloo on April 19, 2011 - 8:31 am

    If you wrap the shit up, you hang on to to it, but the words you write are the begining of letting go.

    • #6 by Carl on April 19, 2011 - 10:30 pm

      Thank you for your comment…Always working on letting go!

  4. #7 by Carl D'Agostino on February 10, 2013 - 6:19 pm

    “to diminish the hells of the Others.” Upon second read this struck me. An admirable way to spend the time of one’s life. I think of the brilliant Albert Schweitzer, with all his promise to become a servant of helpless African people.

    • #8 by Carl on February 12, 2013 - 10:39 pm

      You know that anytime things are horrible, helping others can bring you right out of it. It’s as if helping another person is fuel for our ability to live, to survive.

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