Forced to face my inner demons
I blame myself for my elected
negligence in understanding my
historic tsunamis of erratic masked
emotions – I guess it began with
childhood feelings of worthlessness
suppressing floods of negative feelings
as I conveniently preferred listening
to my own two-way mutterings in my
exclusive private head space trying
not to feel like a lost head case.
I used to verbalize my thoughts and
frustrations deep within my mental
chambers – My daily stage performance
since primary school faking my smile
whilst drowning within – The result
© Don Beukes
Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”
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Preface . . .
We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’ We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us. These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.
There are many people silently suffering as a result. They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion. There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society. The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people. They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.
It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world. “You Have a Name.”
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