How to use a Stockpile of Bad Experiences

Break-ups, failures, amputations,
Deaths, societal frustrations,
Thefts, rejections and the rest I cannot name…
Do they penetrate your stories
So the mishaps turn to glories
And fictitious rivals shoulder all the blame?
Can you mold and frame and paint them
Or through martyrdom ensaint them
So a shining light irradiates the shame?
Maybe anger serves to motivate
A new hero to co-create
A sense of closure in a no-win game.
Still you chew on bitter flavor
‘Til there’s nothing left to savor
Does it strengthen you, or shear something away?

Patience, it’s not all that bad
There is humor to be had
Learn your lesson, yes; but then return to play.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
– Carl Jung
From childhood’s hours I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from common spring
– Edgar Alan Poe


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