Riding Tragedy

by Taifallos April. 11, 2015 963 views

??The trauma said, ??Don??t write these poems.
Nobody wants to hear you cry about the grief inside your bones.?
?? Andrea Gibson, The Madness Vase

When some people experience trauma, they laugh about it and say, “I've been through worse, why the hell are you so upset?” It eats my bones when they say that, because even the toughest people have their vices, their breaks, their weakness that digs its way passed your flesh and into your head, shaking you.

The link is the most reliable of all the articles about what's transpired recently,
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/man-shot-dead-after-knife-slashings-outside-vancouver-church-1.2320144 [bc.ctvnews.ca]

On Friday I received a terribly threatening phone call, a client stating they were going to stab me, kill my family, and curse me to hell. They were riding tragedy. And it worked. It rattled me. As workers we try to rationalize and remember why we do the work. What separates us from them, is that we believe. We believe there is a better way to do things. We believe that people need compassion. We believe that people have a chance. We believe that understanding your weaknesses is a sign of strength.

I believe the human spirit is unbreakable. Depression, anxiety, grief, duress, loss, are things it may experience…. but it's not what makes it up, and it's not what it is. The spirit is living, breathing, transforming on its own plane. It cannot be owned or destroyed. Unfortunately it feels a tremendous amount, and requires a lot of love…. but it's worth it. I know it is. It's just gotta be.

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Tomie Poodle 6 years, 2 months ago

Don't give too much...You're not alone.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Phyllis 6 years, 2 months ago

you have an interesting perspective on life.......

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