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  • In a strange place, I was reminded of
    How it once felt at a time that I had
    No way out...

    Of a terrible lost and lonely feeling,
    A sense of being out of place -
    Out of mind, wrong skin,
    Out of time...

    The feeling came
    It overwhelmed my sense
    Of who I am
    For just that moment...
  • When I remembered -
    I no longer live
    In that place;
    That fear,
    That life based on
    Quiet desperation...

    That was another time,
    Another place,
    Another me;
    And this is now...

    Not there,
    Not me,
    Not now!

    And I breathed...
    And I remembered
  • Today there is love
    Today there is truth
    Today there is a way out
    Of that place,
    That feeling,
    That fleeting sense
    Of being where
    I don’t belong....

    Just a feeling!

    Not me!
    Not now!
    Today is mine
    To give!
    To be free!
    To be....
    Me
  • Blessed be
    This day
    This feeling
    This knowing

    This "free"!

    And then I'm glad
    Glad that I "remembered"
    What it once was like
    That desperation
    That loneliness
    That "no way out"...

    It gives me
    Empathy
    Understanding
    Mocassins to walk
    A mile in

    Don't ever forget
    What that felt like...
    Thanks for reminding me
    Thanks for the way out...
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