Been Hurt Before
So I’ve been hurt before
So I’ve been hurt
Like so many others.
I acted out with someone
And faced my own annihilation.
I don’t want to be just another
Maybe lying on the floor
While my lover’s standing by the door
Don’t tell me that’s what he wanted.
Don’t tell me that’s what I wanted.
A gun was forbidden
Because I knew I might use it in the end
As a preamble to a crime
I knew I would have been out of my mind.
How could I live if I had taken his life?
So I’ve been hurt before,
So I’ve been hurt.
A Recovery Blog
This blog is about my continuing recovery from severe mental illness. I celebrate this recovery by continuing to write, by sharing my music and artwork and by exploring Buddhist ideas and concepts. I claim that the yin/yang symbol is representative of all of us because I have found that even in the midst of acute psychosis there is still sense, method and even a kind of balance. We are more resilient than we think. We can cross beyond the edge of the sane world and return to tell the tale. A deeper kind of balance takes hold when we get honest, when we reach out for help, when we tell our stories.