by Robert Browning Hamilton

I walked a mile with Pleasure

She chattered all the way

But left me none the wiser

For all she had to say

I walked a mile with Sorrow,

And ne'er a word said she;

But oh, the things I learned from her

When Sorrow walked with me!



by Roger McGough

Where am I now when I need me

Suddenly where have I gone?

I'm so alone here without me

Tell me please what have I done?

Once I did most things together

I went for walks hand in hand

I shared my life so completely

I met my every demand

Tell me I'll come back tomorrow

I'll keep my arms open wide

Tell me that I'll never leave me

My place is here at my side

Maybe I've simply mislaid me

Like an umbrella or a key

So until the day that I come my way

Here is a poem just for me



by Portia Nelson

I walk down the street

There's a deep hole in the pavement

I fall in, I am lost ....... I am hopeless

It isn't my fault

It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street

There is a deep hole in the pavement

I pretend I don't see it

I fall in again

I can't believe I am in the same place

But it isn't my fault

It still takes a long time to get out

I walk down the same street

There is a deep hole in the pavement

I see it is there.  I still fall in ..... it's a habit

My eyes are open,  I know where I am

It is my fault

I get out immediately

I walk down the same street

There is a deep hole in the pavement

I walk round it

I walk down another street



"It isn't about what's wrong with you, it's about what happended to you" Unknown


"The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not 'get over' the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to." Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler


"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become" C.G. Jung


"An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behaviour" Victor E Frankl




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