It Takes Over Me by A.M. Torres


How they judge me

Not feeling my strife,

The sadness I feel

My longings to die.

They tell me to fight

I could if I want,

I’ve let it come in

Allowed it to win.

That is not so,

My days pass so slow,

I didn’t ask for this

This feeling is hell.


Not that they see

They view me as weak,

A quitter in life

Depression so bleak.

If only I could

I’ve struggled to fight,

I struggle to eat

It takes over me.

It drains my soul

Depression frosts me,

The die has been cast

How lonely I be.

With no support

They can’t understand

It robs me of strength

It takes over me.


©  A.M. Torres

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.”

Brenda-Lee Ranta,  author of Allegories, and Myriad of Perceptions

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  1. an excerpt from a poignant collection.. | The Lyrical Journal

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