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Author Name: FreeTomahawk 10 Comments
Date Added: June 26, 2013 17:06:25 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Depression Add To Favorites | Text Only
Who I Am
So, you think you know me, do you?
okay, then who am I, what am I
can you look deep into my heart
and see what I see, what I feel
That I am the distinct possibility
the possibility that is my saving grace
knowing that every time I reach for reality
it evades my sense and sensibility
I find myself on the outside looking in
and you have only seen the tip of me
the very tip of the emotional iceberg
that cold, cold core of altruism
You know, it doesn't exist....altruism
because you haven't been to me
am I really capable of selflessness
deep down inside me, is there good?
You have studied me for some time
but alas, you have never read me
so how can you think you know me
when you don't know where I live
Assumptions and presumptions
all skewed, all invalid, all moot
so, if you really want to know who I am
you've got to know where I am....
Author's Notes:
Inside the mind of a schizophrenic....
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Comment By: FreeSavannah Collins on June 29, 2013 07:01:30 AM Report
Len, you never cease to amaze me. I am once again, locked inside this, rapidly reading, trying to wrap my head around this amazing write. I love that you see so many different sides of....well, life. Very intelligable write, I thoroughly enjoyed it. -Savannah.
Comment By: FreeMoonStar on June 27, 2013 11:43:09 PM Report

Very well brought forth.. I DO know some with this disorder. It is not easy being them, nor is it easy living with them.. To go inside one's mind and try to understand is hard enough, but to be that one with this kind of disorder is like living under water. Many facets living inside the mind.


Well done Len!



Moonie xo

Comment By: FreeKymberly Donn on June 27, 2013 05:57:41 PM Report

A stunning look into a side of humanity many would prefer to ignore.



Comment By: PremiumLindaM on June 27, 2013 10:50:42 AM Report

I know very little about schizophrenia, but from the little I do know, this seems remarkably perceptive.

The human brain is amazingly complicated and can be affected in so many ways. Your poem is well written

and gives the reader a glimpse into the thought process of a schizophrenic. Well done.


Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on June 27, 2013 09:53:39 AM Report
This is a daring search of a singular mind.  You words are plain, your vision clear. Here is enlightenment.   David
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on June 27, 2013 08:52:41 AM Report

 Personalitys ... change sometimes with lifes stress.. They become lost.. disoriented

To survive they become other people... So sad to read this it makes my heart hurt!!

Hugs and LOve ~ India

Comment By: PremiumBlake Hightdudis on June 27, 2013 08:35:19 AM Report
Enjoyed this, diffrent take on the human personna.
Comment By: FreeBrian Dziokonski on June 27, 2013 06:13:30 AM Report

I used to work in a state hospital where many of the patients were schizophrenic. My brother is a retired Dr. of psychology who's worked with schizophrenics for many years. Your poem hauntingly portrays the perspective from the side of the afflicted. A very unique and intriguing poem Len.


Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on June 26, 2013 08:08:25 PM Report, sad to say I do not know this world of paranoid schizophrenics.  How can any of us relate, really?  you give a depth of insight here into his thoughts, but does he really understand himself?  enough to share more than the tip of the emotional iceberg. I was beginning to understand the narcissist personality but that is simple compared to the complex nature of schizophrenia....but out of love, we keep trying...


Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on June 26, 2013 05:26:45 PM Report

Fast, slow, around we go !!!  Interesting write.  I enjoyed ----


Lady D


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