Voices of a Battered Soul #12: Drowning

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Drowning in loneliness

Can’t keep my head afloat

Sorrow tugs me under

Into its powerful current

I look for the lifeline

Someone to pull me to shore

Surrounded by people

No one hears my cry

I watch as the waves 

Close over my head

I sink into the abyss

The light from the fading sun

Only a tiny pinprick above

Before everything dissolves

Away into nothingness…


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.

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8 thoughts on “Voices of a Battered Soul #12: Drowning

  1. Powerful and sad too! I’m always here for you ❤

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  2. The Eclectic Contrarian June 27, 2019 — 4:20 pm

    I still have issues with loneliness. No matter how much people tell me they understand me and how I’m not different, I still feel like the only one of my kind.

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    1. In many ways we are all the only ones of our kinds, if you ask me…

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      1. The Eclectic Contrarian June 27, 2019 — 4:26 pm

        That’s true! There’s only 1 you and only 1 me. And 1 of everyone else. But it’s the thing of everyone else goes with a flow and I just don’t see the sense in it. While everyone is out there trying to be so different they’re all being the same.

        And there’s me. The only one trying who’s actually trying to be himself…

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      2. I get what you are saying…I don’t see the sense in trying to be like everyone else either. I’m trying to be more okay with just being me.

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      3. The Eclectic Contrarian June 27, 2019 — 4:32 pm

        Well, there’s a lot I don’t know about you, but what I’ve seen so far I’m ok with. 😝

        Sorry to be so blah and negative… and not trying to bore you. I have just been in a weird mood lately. Insecure, not amounting to much, I’ve felt pretty close to just deleting the blog.

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      4. Well, I hope you don’t delete it. I enjoy our conversations! Slumps happen. Don’t be discouraged.

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