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serenity blaze
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0 posted 06-05-2001 05:07 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

You ever blow up a balloon and then just let it go? It makes a strange noise and flies around the room. Feelings. If that strange nothingness of depletion is a feeling, then that is what I'm feeling. And no this is not about whining--life sucks--it's not fair--and I've known that since I was five. Not exactly something to call a press conference about. But, it has come to my attention that there is a breed of human being out there, who COPES. So I give to you, the question, how do you cope with an apparent inability to cope? What does the average person do when they can't sleep? And their head is pounding like a bass drum during an inexcruciably long drum solo? How do you live when everyone around you is dying and why do you want to? What do YOU do when you are just tired and want it all to go away? How do you deal with fight-or-flight syndrome when you can do neither? Why does feeling HURT? And finally, is the decision to live anyway, COPING?
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1 posted 06-05-2001 05:42 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

serenity,

I know it may sound silly, especially when you're burried in the depths of depression - but I try to count my blessings...  If that doen't work, i.e. there's nothing I can see good in my life, then I look around at the many other people out there who have it worse than I do (There's plenty of 'em out there, too).  Somehow doing that almost always makes me feel like somehow I'm being selfish.

I know well what it feels like to have everyone in the world you care for seemed fated for an ill-timed death.  I know what it feels like to think a higher power has it in for you - like life is just some kind of futile quest you did not ask to be part of.  I, myself, have chosen not ot play for the better part of mine...

But that is not the answer, nor is that the way to approach your feelings.  We, (human beings), are here for one purpose - to touch each other.  I know your writings have touched a great many of us here at Passions - I know someone as caring as you must have touched a great many others in your personal life as well.

I guess what I'm saying is "just don't give up" o.k.  Try to think on the positives in life - they are there if you will let them be.    


Michael

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I've just sent you an e-mail Serenity ... please take care, I'm thinking about you.

Many hugs  
/Kit
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We need to talk.

Will mail you soon.

Love you dear

K
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Serenity, I don't cope very well, I wish I knew the answer here. I think passions has pulled me out of a feew deep holes, but aside from that, I have no real way to make myself feel better, Counseling does not help. Sugar is an interesting option, but it soon loses its power. Alcohol, used to work, now it just upsets my stomach. I have no clue. So why am I answering this? WHo knows, just to say I understand, I guess.
Take care.
Sandra
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What a post!  You have to be in touch with the parts of you that help cope. The emotions, the memories and you have to be in control.  Then I believe you need a certain amount of solitude and an outlet.  You need something to look forward to, a dream, something totally unobtainable, or seemingly so and you make it obtainable!
For myself coping comes with doing something and doing it well and feeling useful and worthy.

Kathleen Blake

"When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass,
and the sun drips honey."
Laurie Lee

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6 posted 06-05-2001 01:19 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

First off I want to thank everybody and assure you all that I am NOT suicidal (somehow I always seem to be saying that). I think last night I just went off a bit. Funny I was fine, as long as everybody was up and about, but the minute they all went to bed, I just sort of "went off." Thanks for being here. And I still don't understand how normal people cope, and right now I'm not sure if I'm "not coping" or if maybe I just express depression, grief and anger particularly well.  ?
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7 posted 06-05-2001 06:22 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

*hugs* this is gonna be short....

I think we cope with horrible feeling because we know that just around the corner amazing feeling will soon come around.
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8 posted 06-06-2001 08:17 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

I try to look to the future even tho sometimes it doesnt look very bright.

Don't ever give in, if you do you've lost everything you've ever had and everything you hope to gain, but if you carry on your already winning.

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9 posted 06-08-2001 04:25 PM       View Profile for White Wolf   Email White Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for White Wolf

Coping?  Some feelings can't be simply be coped with.  Often times we tend to hang on to those feelings.  By doing that we hurt ourselves.  For me I have learned to  just let go of those I can't deal with or if I can't do that, I seek the place in my mind where peace reigns.  I can easily get to that place when I am out in the woods alone.  There is just something about being out in nature and realizing that they don't worry about anything.  Another thing is that you may just be trying to ignore the feelings and trust me when I say that it doesn't work and it isn't worth it.  Anyway I am losing my train of thought but I wish you the best.


The White Wolf

If life is just a game, when does it end cause I want to get to what is real.

 
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