Thursday, September 19, 2013

dVerse: Monomind

dVerse: Form For All ~ Ballad

my life has been a riddle
few can understand
even professionals
disagree on my life's hand

is it real or am i faking
but who could fake such pain
and need years and years of therapy
just to maintain...sustain

from multiple to singleton
a journey long and grueling
is it worth the trek to reach the goal
or will the end be my undoing

so many questions along the way
who will i be when i am "done"
i've reached the goal of monomind
but the battle is still not won

the world is slightly different
from a single point of view
still some fears do linger
for which i haven't got a clue

but i'll trudge on until my death
to be a better me
embracing love, releasing fear
always yearning to feel free


  1. You've made the ballad form your own, Maggie - in more ways than one. This is very personal, very honest and very challenging. Thanks for joining in at dVerse today and for sharing this poem.

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting. I feel part of my mission in healing is to educate so I write freely about it. Gives some meaning to my past. Appreciate your kind words.

  2. Thank you for sharing Maggie and may your journey make you stronger. Loadsa hugs.
    Anna :o]

  3. Honest and thoughtful. You are a beautiful person and I wish you the best. It is a grueling journey, that I can understand.
    A well-written creation. :-)

  4. What a moving piece of writing, Maggie. Wishing you strength along your journey.

  5. A journey it is stick with healing. Most people cannot be educated about therapy. Do not give them a second thought.
    On-ward! Nicely done.

  6. I like that ending ~ Hoping the best for your journey to healing ~

  7. i love the not giving up.. this is valuable.. a ballad of healing...i like..

  8. This is very melodic and very personal... and I agree: don't give up.

  9. I have found writing (and now including poetry) to be such a wondeful way to cope with life. You have been amazingly honest and open, as well as managed to write an utterly thought-provking poem into the bargain. I really admire your skill and bravery.

    1. Thank you, Freya. I don't think of it as bravery as much as wanting a life that doesn't feel like struggling. More determination methinks.

  10. Deeply personal and so very brave. I love what you've written and find myself able to relate.

  11. Well done in all sorts of ways! What an incredible journey indeed. Full marks for persistence, and no doubt many other things we can only guess at. And what a good ballad!

  12. The last stanza is the clincher! One ends with a hope and a positive note! Nicely Maggie!


  13. you have made good progress in getting to that point...i agree who would want such pain...i def like the hope in that last stanza....its a journey for each of us...

  14. A deeply felt journey and one I hope finds you getting stronger and, as you say, continuing to embrace love and release fear. I like that you write of your personal struggle I think so many can relate to your words.

    Also, today I noticed some of your comments on previous work of mine had gone to my spam folder (had not checked it in quite some time). Not sure why that happened and yours were not the only ones, but I wanted to let you know because I didn't want you to think I was not receiving them or deleting them if I had! Thanks so much for your thoughtful responses on my work Maggie, I so appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. Hope you have a wonderful day today :-)

    1. Thank you for your lovely words :) No worries about the comments. It's difficult to know if a comment has been read or replied to. I just write if something is in my heart or on my mind after reading.