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Beyond Normal Reasoning
by Nicole L. Davis Vergara
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Portrait of Mother And Child by Julia Margaret Cameron

When I found her she was as a doll,
the porcelain kind
Kohl black eyes with slight infractions,
spider web eyes, fragile and glistening
Beautiful and beguiling they were,
they appeared to be missing something

Her lips moist, a dew kissed blue,
seemingly kissed the moon and beyond
Her skin a chalk white,
hue of life appearing drained
She seemed to have found frailty's other self,
her body motionless, limbs isolated

Not a victim of broken promises,
she lives eternal in dreams and nightmares,
She has become a silver bullet,
shattered in haunts and torments
She is the brine,
remeniscent bitter in tears

If only society had listened,
she was not a copycat
She is was and forever will be my first shining star,
beyond all doubt shadowed and not
You see she is my daughter,
driving home more than a soft knowledge of self abuse



P.S. Society as a whole it seems has been stigmatized into believing that self abuse, mutilation, cutting and etc are mostly always a self conscious inflicted cry for attention, help and etc. Sadly for some it really is not, it is part of a Mental Health condition. So, before you judge or misdiagnose another try looking deeper!

Thank You!
From the mother of a child with ADHD and ODD.

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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

A painting of a painting ~painted with colors of reality~ depicting
"Beyond Normal Reasoning" the heedful observation of a sage mother.

Healthy Long Life, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by L. Figgins
Oh chills as I read this. My son suffers from PPD/Autism and sometimes expresses self-abuse, a compulsion caused by
brain disfunction...This is such a BEAUTIFULLY written and haunting write! Thank you for sharing this, Nikki!


PS Love Cameron's photographs. She saught to acheive the affect of
classical painting in her work. Some might argue that if still living her photography would benefit by new technology but I disagree. It perfectly expresses the themes of the Renaissance that were popular in her day and is an F-stop in time...
Reviewed by Cynth'ya
Glad you're speaking out about this Sis. Nikki. Absolutely stunning connection between your interpretation of the portrait and a condition that has so many myths. Metaphors and descriptions are extremely vivid, sharply committed, yet smooth and textured, like the portrait itself.

blessin's, saving this one!
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop
a powerful piece, one thing i was left wondering if your daughter had died, but anyway v moving work
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi
Beautiful, frail and touching. Very strong.
Reviewed by Rosalie Gattuso
Nicole this is absolutley heartfelt and well written. I have a son with AD..use to be ADHD..I know what thease children go through..and I know how many are so MISDIAGNOSED! Thank you for sharing. It is such an honor to be able to read theork of other writers..TRUE talent is just a click away...Rosalie
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
Teach her how to love herself, Dear Nikki, I know that you can.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Ah Nikki, this is just so very poignant, it touches my heart so very deeply, outstanding.

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
E x c e l l e n t.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
This poem peels off the heart's skin. Society is quick to judge what it doesn't understand and in doing so send many people to a deeper hell of isolation, but everytime a mother, patient, or sympathetic writer shines light on an aspect of mental health a few more members of society are enlightened and perhaps a few people who struggle with mental health will be spared the stigma born of ignorance. Thank you for this write and much love to you and your child. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Thank you for sharing this educational, timely, and most à propos offering, Nikki. Love, peace, and strength to you.

Reviewed by Handsum Hart
A really heartfelt and informative write. I hope everything works out ok.

Best wishes
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
I know of a few that have this and I hope they find answers, instead of the lack of knowledge that is out there so far. Thanks for bringing attention to this. Great write.
Reviewed by jude forese
i understand the anguish you experience and i appreciate there is more to this condition than realized ... i would hope that science can one day understand the cause of this mental health condition and perhaps cure it or at least treat it more effectively ...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
She is was and forever will be my first shining star

I've no doubt of that, Nikki, and a truly heartfelt P.S.
Reviewed by George Carroll
You have described well the picture in words of how your daughter appears to you in her weakened condition. My prayers go out to you and your daughter and I do hope they find a cure for this mental condtion that leaves scars on a mothers heart as well.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Very emotional piece Nikki!!

Hope everythink works out for both of you sis!!

I have no clue how hard this must be on a mother!!

You are in my prayers!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
I used to think like that until I read a biographical account of this young black woman on another site that was into "cutting." No, I don't believe it is a cry for help exactly, it mostly derives from a feeling of worthlessness, at least that is what I got out of reading this person's account of her ordeal. Mental? Most assurdly it is that . . . In spades.
Reviewed by sarah playle
Very powerful and emotinal. Great writing
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Nikki This is such a painful topic! I know someone who has fought this illness into adulthood. He is in his mid twenties and still has problems. You have written of it brilliantly!It must be so difficult to deal with in your own family. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

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