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Nov 2023

"I feel claustrophobic
within my own skin
( I...want ). . .out!"

"I don't have a relationship
with reality
the world is like TV to me!"

"I'm locked out
of the life
I'm living!"

"I can't feel
the me
I am!"

"It's like I'm a TV programme
I have to watch again &. ..
I don't even like it!"

"I've forgotten
how to feel
nothing is real!"

"Even reality
seems fake to me
like it's all make believe!"


Working with people in mental health I would soak up their voices by osmosis so that years later the voices would percolate through the time they were haunted by voices in their heads and now their voices haunt me. This was a very English gentle man who when the "voices came" would revert back to his German background and speak in fluent German to his German mother who controlled every aspect of his life with a fierce iron grip.
Donall Dempsey
Written by
Donall Dempsey  Guildford
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