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Pull Yourself Together

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Solitude accompanies me at every turn.

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I welcome the silence that descends within, drowning out the voices that refuse to let me be.

Darkness comes. It blankets and shrouds every crevice of light. I retreat deeper into the abyss of nothing.

I yearn to reach the point of no return. But the journey there is arduous and taxing.

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To nowhere. To nothing. To where the damned roam free and the past is held at bay.

I need so badly to belong somewhere.

I hear voices in the distance. I hold the palms of my hands to both ears, willing them to stop. I start rocking on my knees, back and forth. The voices will not stop. Why will they not stop. For goodness sake make them stop. They become louder. Closer.

A scream pierces the still, silent, darkened room.

A door flies open.

Bodies rush in.

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Light. Someone has switched on my light.

I turn my face to the wall.

Dark but oh so familiar. Inviting. So safe. Home.

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South African with a penchant for writing human interest stories in an opinion-piece format. I am passionate about life, but more so the living. I submit to a monotheistic faith. My articles/letters have been published in community media (more...)

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