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Madness

Oh no, you can’t come out.
Go back inside and wait.
You’ll make me say or do
something, I’m gonna hate.
Please don’t come out now
when people are here.
You normally show in private
when there’s no one near.
Don’t put me thru this torment.
Get back inside I say!
I will talk to you later,
when these people go away.
Oh God, your just not listening.
now I will have to run.
All the startled faces,
asking questions, making fun.
I’m ashamed and bloody angry,
they’ll never understand
that once you’ve made your mind up,
I’m at your command.
Alone now, do your worst,
bang my head against the wall.
Digging nails in, pulling hair,
throwing things – do it all!
Soon you will return
to your safe, dark hiding place.
I’ll pick up all the pieces
and hide from the disgrace.

© RebeccaWeston 2009

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With love and thanks to the beautiful and fabulously talented jacqleen for allowing me to show her wonderful, emotional and very powerful work Freezing to accompany Madness


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Madness can take you over when you don’t want it to and you have to deal with the consquences of that later
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Winner (jointly with jacqleen)
in Perfect Match challengeSpeaking Out
- Collaboration with jacqleen & her image Freezing ~ May 2010

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Taken from a collection that I call C’est la vie! which I wrote many years ago and would have stayed hidden away without encouragement from dogfish
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Most of my writing is auto-biographical.
I wrote to rid myself of the ‘rubbish’ in my life, I found it extremely cathartic. I called these early pieces “C’est le Vie!”
For many years I hid them away until a dear friend on RB convinced me to publish them here – for that I will always be so grateful.

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Comments

  • dogfish
    dogfishalmost 6 years ago

    WOW!

    Floored. Brilliant writing! an outstanding argument rageing within oneself!
    Have you been prying into my brain? How do you know so much about my fight?

    instant fav!

  • I told you I felt as if I’d known you forever. All down to you my dear friend. I’m glad you like it. x

    – RebeccaWeston

  • dogfish
    dogfishalmost 6 years ago

    more than like it.
    this, I want it as an epitaph!!
    I also have a maddness in hiding, but hell thats worn on my sleeve! and you’ve been looking in my head!
    AAARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

  • dogfish
    dogfishalmost 6 years ago

    I keep returning to this one, reall hits the nail on the head!

  • Thanks for the very positive feedback ;0)

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Erika .
    Erika .almost 6 years ago

    wow! this is so awesome….I can’t explain…this is brilliant! :)

  • Thank you Erika. xoxox

    – RebeccaWeston

  • David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)
    David A. Everi...almost 6 years ago

    What a brilliant friend you have in dogfish to encourage you to write this deep piece of work and hopefully help you to free yourself from “dark thoughts” that sometimes I have experienced within myself, but have been able to ignore them as the years have gone by. I applaude you for being so brave and also in sharings this with us! A fav. for me. – David :>))

  • Thank you again & again David.
    None of my writings would have seen the light of day if dogfish hadn’t encouraged me publish them X

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Earthmonster
    Earthmonsterover 5 years ago

    You get a “Atta Girl” :)

  • Hey, nice one – thanks ! x

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Absolutely Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xooxoxoxxo

  • Wow, thank you again Sally XXX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

  • Oh, Sally thank you so much for this huge honour !! XXXX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Earthmonster
    Earthmonsterover 5 years ago

  • WOW !! Thank you for the feature – I’m really chuffed !! X

    – RebeccaWeston

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