Compartmentalize (acrostic)*

Sorting

Thoughts

Out

Regarding

Any

Grave

Emotionsโ€ฆ..

one files them away,

banishing them

from memory,

a difficult

childhood

~

one files them away,

banishing them

from memory,

a hurtful

slight

~

one files them away,

banishing them

from memory,

a love

lost

~

one files them away,

banishing them

from memory,

a difficult

truth

~

one files them away,

banishing them

from memory,

a deaths

grief

~

one files them away,

banishing them

from memory,

eventually

they

all

overflow

bringing with it a world of hurt,

leaving one lost, seeking help.

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*Note: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=szyeMZw4hRs&t=29s. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QMRw4s10O4o

Men tend to compartmentalize their feelings and thoughts about, well, pretty much everything. Women naturally process thoughts and feelings and integrate them into one cohesive โ€œthing.โ€ Men donโ€™t integrate their thoughts and feelings. They tend to file everything away, each thought and emotion getting its own compartment where it sits until the man is ready to deal with it, or not which is many times the case.

Compartmentalization can be a great way of managing difficult parts of your life. But it can backfire too. Some people bottle up all emotions and fail to deal with any of them. Over time, these negative emotions can build up and lead to emotional distress.

However, if you feel vacillating between the two worlds is opening you up to disassociate in ways that are harmful to yourself or the people around you, I encourage you to seek professional help with a mental health professional.

๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

Written for: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/07/14/storage/

What Remains (tanka)*

unforgotten love

lingers after it departs

remains in the heart

photographs now left behind

remains of what once was us

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*Note: Photographs are the physical remains of our memories of people and places we loved. Where a moment of happiness is preserved forever. My song choice is Photographs and Memories by Jim Croce. One of my favorite artists, died at the age of 30 (at the height of his career) in a plane crash, like many before him and after.

๐ŸŒŽ โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=48o5rCFFxh8

Written for: https://amanpan.com/2021/07/15/eugis-weekly-prompt-unforgotten-july-15-2021/

Insanities Prayer *

Confused

Thinking

Shallow

Breathing

Frustration

Growing

Mind

Running

Wild

GOD help me TODAY!!

Seeking

Escape

Slowly

Exhaling

Closing

Eyes

Simple

Regression

Breathing

Deeply

Insanity rests,

As God whispers,

Hush.

*Note: who hasn’t felt this way one time or another in their lives. That feeling where all is lost and life seems to be insane at that moment, this is how I have coped with it, perhaps you have too. I always loved this song by George Harrison

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s-KAvPbO8JY&list=RDs-KAvPbO8JY&start_radio=1

This isn’t a new poem, it was posted earlier when I first started my blog.

I’m sharing it for Reena’s prompt:

https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2021/07/15/reenas-xploration-challenge-190/

Telephone Calls (tanka)*

continues ceaseless

ringing demanding answers

when there arenโ€™t any

messages now left inbox

too much heartache to listen

lg/13072021

*Note: There are many different reasons not to answer a call (I just chose one). Iโ€™ll let you the reader think of what the others might be. The song choice is Hello by Adele. ๐ŸŒŽ โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care be safe.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A

Written for: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/07/13/telephone/