Voices of a Battered Soul #8: Split Personality

split personality

You desperately want

To be acknowledged,

You really don’t want to care.

Please, can someone simply

Ask how you’re doing?


Why can’t they leave you

Alone for ten minutes?

Brush the hurt feelings

Off your shoulder and move on,

Collect the broken pieces

And let them feed the flames

Of your inner pain.

Cry alone in the dark

And release the burning rage,

Stuff your emotions into the black hole

And send them out into the void.

Two halves wrestling

To become just one whole…


Battered Souls have endured a lifetime of abuse: emotional, verbal, physical, sexual, or even all of the above. This leaves behind scars, some of which never truly heal. Although a Battered Soul may find the strength and courage to move forward in life and discover happiness, many times the voices of their scars whisper to them late at night. This is a detailed account of the whispering voices of one such Battered Soul. If you are a Battered Soul, I hope you may find strength in knowing you are not alone in your suffering.

Image Credit:  Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Corbis

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