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  'The real me'
by Audrey Coatesworth
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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This short poem is written, as a psychiatrist, on behalf of all children who have been traumatised by the evils of this world eg victims of abuse, whether sexual, physical or emotional. Their 'real me' has disappeared, stolen by the actions of others.

The 'real me'


I shall never be the same again

My eyesight not so clear

My hearing lessened on both sides

Though I escape more fear


I shall never have the strength I had

The resilience in my heart

To combat whatever I must face

Now I have lost a part


My life will not be diminished

On a different road I'll walk

In isolation, if I don't meet

Someone to whom I'll talk


I know not, I care even less

What fate I now await

No one will see the real me

For that, they are too late


This will be a poem in another book - some are written, some are not.

Audrey Coatesworth




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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
I understand this poem. Thank you.

Love ya!

Reviewed by John Herlihy
It's never too late to see the real you, Audrey. This poem proves my point. Beautifully written. John
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Sad, but so true love those abused. Thank you for your insight.

Reviewed by Jansen Estrup
You have never been more real than you are now, Audrey ... just different and right on time.
Reviewed by Alexander Goldstein
insightful stuff which touches me on my bones. . . I thank you, Audrey
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Sad, but all too real, I did not have such a wonderful childhood myself.
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