30 thoughts on “Thank you, Spillwords

  1. Angela, this is so a very beautiful poem, but also a very sad one.
    What can you do when the world suddenly turns dark and there is no way out in sight?
    Exhaustion, difficulty concentrating, joylessness – depression is widespread.
    Angela, I wish you all the best! πŸ₯°
    Rosie from Germany

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  2. ha one lady I encouraged is now an editor and has published very broadly … so I wish you the same success if that’s how you wish to proceed!


  3. I am so glad you left the town altogether. There is no need to stay in a place/ relationship if it makes one suicidal. There is more to life than just surviving it. We are meant to be happy and enjoy the wonders of creation.

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  4. Thanks Angela….these young women weren’t attempting to think or act for me, they were telling me I had no rights at all…no right to tell another friend how I was being treated in that town, no right to be there, on and on. It was awful. Luckily I was led to meet my counselor who became my long time friend and champion. I was so depressed by this situation that I was suicidal, so started counseling with an older woman in close by town. I ultimately left that relationship and town several months later.

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  5. There are people who believe that they know everything best, therefore they impose their views on others. They are selfish.
    Biutiful poem!

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  6. Wow! You interpret the poem awesomely! I think this is how how I felt at the time, but likely, it was a feeling at that moment and like everything else, those thoughts passed. Katelon, unfortunately, we tend to feel entitled to other people’s feelings and thoughts, when it is really non of our business, unless invited in. The audacity of someone thinking that they can think for you or act for you is unbelievable. Unfortunately, it happens all the time. I am sorry that you went through such treatment.

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  7. Thank you, Sadje. I submitted it AGES ago and got no response. So when I heard from them months later, I was surprised because I had forgotten about it. Haha.

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  8. Powerful photo and poem Angela! Yes, the outer garments and environment can only do so much when we are struggling inside. Hope you are feeling more peaceful now, able to sit with the feelings and find a center of peace amidst the chaos you spoke of days ago.

    I had a powerful “enlightenment” experience in 1984. I was in a challenging relationship, not feeling supported at all. A few young women in the small town I was in treated me horribly….actually told me I had no right to my feelings or anything else. My boyfriend didn’t stand up for me. One evening I was sobbing and sobbing and had this vision of being chopped into firewood, thrown in the stove and the small group of neighbors and my boyfriend’s friends were just standing around watching me burn up. I followed the smoke wisping up from the stove. I could feel me being that smoke.

    I sat down at the table to attempt to eat and all of a sudden, I felt this immense peace inside. I could still feel the trauma and pain, sorrow and angst but in the middle of me was this calm acceptance and peace. I checked to feel that I could feel the table under my hands, the wood bench seat under my legs, I was still present, I wasn’t dreaming or imaging things – but the peace in the middle continued, while the other emotions just swirled around. Hoping you can find that peace, that truth of you!

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