Mine Town Story

West Virginia Born, I was. Not by choice here in 1951 Living in a Company Town we call hollers, no towns near. Food is scarce, but work’s scarcer. Not many choices left ‘cept to work the coal mines three shifts or could be a farmer or a bum. Money here is Paper Scrip and only […]

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Musings on Inspire

Inspiration, common word Lift up but to where? Ourselves, others, both? Each of us decides to inspire other people. When or how, choice First, inspire yourself Self-esteem, essential Self-worth necessary Choose good, not bad Inspiration is love of ourself and the ones you choose to bless. Bless one daily with love and kindness, more also. […]

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Mine Town Story

Mine Town Story West Virginia Born, I was. Not by choice here in 1951 Living in a Company Townwe call hollers, no towns near. Food is scarce, but work’s scarcerNot many choices left ‘cept towork the coal mines three shiftsor could be a farmer or a bum. Money here is Paper Scripand only payable to […]

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Manipulation

Manipulation ManipulationI encourage youTo VICTIMIZE meSo that I canFeel unworthyThe game I playInvolves settingUp myself asWell as youTo misuse meAnd abuse me.I can then say“None of thisIs my fault!”I’m a VICTIMOf Circumstances.© 1986 Susan Langer From my Journal when first treated for childhood sexual abuse. © 7 minutes ago, Susan Langer    society • sad • family • anger   

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