I was young, frail, withdrawn and lonely,
My thoughts were grey, my big eyes empty,
but full of sorrow, pain and despair, Distorted
view with some distant images clear.

The valley ahead seemed much too wide
The river felt far too deep,
The Mountains were too high, Avoiding world’s chaos,
So My only safety net was to sleep.

I felt no purpose really!
My journey ahead appeared to be very long,
my shame and disappointment -
entangled in a road that had already gone!

My future world, well,
I found it difficult to paint,
Like I was Waiting for something to happen,
And Strength had given me the power to wait.

All my life I’ve been self-destructing,
Always guilt ridden and quite disrupting.
Is it me? Or is it the others? I’m Self-rejecting and have dysfunctional lovers.

My Past safety Patterns no longer prove useful,
cause it’s so much easier for me to live youthful,
Not change my old familiar role,
Act out defence,
And hide in my hole.

Still to this day I seek independence,
With a desire to recover,
And still very eager to discover,
Without hiding in-between,
or going under-cover!
Alone I escaped my garden of agony,
A witness to not such a great life,
But holding on to strength to be free,
My Psyche only knows what is Right!

All I know is that I just missed the f***ing Train!
That is how hard Luck can sometime remain!
But It’s still a mystery, why it’s always been 50/50?
And why my inner and outer world don’t agree?
But Why can’t they just live in harmony,
And let things heal naturally!

All those Broken bottles, relationships and lies,
I Don’t want no more!
No more Heartache,
No sadness or goodbyes!

And Eventually all or nothing can’t hide,
But with strength, Love, well-being and pride,
You can still Get up, And… NEVER SAY DIE!


Josie  Andreou

Woodford Green, United Kingdom

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Childhood hope and faith, love, sad, help

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