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Quarantine breach detected... Facility will self destruct...

Post by secretnude » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:18 am

Those infected by hate
couldn't wait to eliminate
the last of the clean
asteroid mining employees that leaned
into the metal door
to keep the Hating
Mob
out.

The Hating Mob
is without a doubt
out
to rob
the sanity
of the last of us that is still sane.

The Hate Bug
robbed
the sanity
of the
Hating Mob
by infecting the victim's
brains
to gain
control
and poor victims
behave like they lost control.

The Hate Bug
has an imperative
to be extremely
contagious
and it makes the Hating Mob
that is robbed
of mental functions really courageous.
"Be Authentically Weird and be Weird
enough to be in a Category of One."

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Sweeping the existence of an Alien bug under the rug

Post by secretnude » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:48 am

A blast
at last
destroyed
the infected Asteroid
Facility
quite fast
like a child's toy.

The futility
of rescuing survivors
was the last
message that emanated
from the belated
mining
facility.

Three hundred asteroid miners
were lost
along with the company
mining
facility
that did cost
such great loss
of the company
value
in Wall Street
from a really sweet
high valuation
per share
to a point
where all shareholders
would have to be disappointed.

We swept under the rug
the existence of the Hate Bug
by
buying
several media outlets
and that was as good as it could get.
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Cybernetic German sidekick Die Menschmaschine

Post by secretnude » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:14 am

Pseudoman
was wailing
and crying
in his fail
pail.

I told Pseudoman
to stop crying
and deal with frustrations like a man.

It just made things
worse
as Pseudoman
made the pail
burst
as a protest since Pseudoman
is not really a man
or even a human.

I promised to replace Pseudoman's
fail
pail
as this super continued to wail
until a 'Pseudosignal'
on my brainphone did signal
that Pseudoman
was needed by the Pseudofriends
that was trouble to no end.

As Pseudoman's
German
Cybernetic
sidekick
Die Menschmaschine
we have to clean
the crime
in this city that is like grime.

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Re: A living a life of struggle

Post by strawman » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:20 am

secretnude wrote: I am quite ready to forgive
unfortunately my 'enemies' aren't the forgiving
kind
and are quite unkind.
This statement is illogical. Readiness to forgive is not dependant on anyone else. It comes when we realize that the only one damaged by resentment is the one who has it. To resent is to allow another person to live rent-free in our head.
It would be great
if we have a nice
device
to extract
the foul parasite
like they did cite
in Stargate
to restore
people to the way they were before.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. People are actually working on memory erasure to treat PTSD and other trauma. If you can't forgive and forget, then forgetting is better than nothing. However, the residue leaves a nasty bathtub ring.
Unfortunately some people are rotten
to the core
and begotten
by bad
circumstances
that sadly
can't be fixed.
Again, fixing others is not possible. Something like fixing may happen if the nastiness no longer has its expected effect on you, but forgiveness is like giving up the contest and evicting the symbiant of hatred from your control room.
Dad
had a lifetime to fix
mom and had
sadly
given up,
it's that tough.
You are angry at your father for failing to fix your mother? Understandable. But unjust. Much of the war is a consequence of people who cannot change themselves thinking they can change someone else. All they accomplish is giving the person that needs to be fixed someone to blame. Your dad could not fix alcoholism or mental illness. But if you come to understand and forgive, you may have something that may heal him and your brother.

Sorry for butting in with unsolicited advice. It can be quite irritating.
But I've got 25 years on you, and It's what old farts do.

I recommend this book by John Bradshaw: Homecoming: Reclaiming and Healing Your Inner Child ...
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: A living a life of struggle

Post by secretnude » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:31 pm

strawman wrote: Sorry for butting in with unsolicited advice. It can be quite irritating.
But I've got 25 years on you, and It's what old farts do.
I am quite amazed that you actually
dare
to care
to interact
with somebody
that his family
mostly treats like a nobody
with free advice
and you seem nice.

I haven't talked to anyone
today except for you and an online friend.

I honestly may not be able to forgive
and how I live
really doesn't have to matter
to you
but it seem to matter
to you
nonetheless.

Nevertheless,
I am no longer trying
to fix anyone
and only avoiding
them so I can live
my life.

I am tired of family
except perhaps for Dad
which is sad.
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Re: A living a life of struggle

Post by secretnude » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:40 pm

strawman wrote: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. People are actually working on memory erasure to treat PTSD and other trauma. If you can't forgive and forget, then forgetting is better than nothing. However, the residue leaves a nasty bathtub ring.
James T. Kirk wrote: Damn it, Bones, you're a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can't be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They're the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don't want my pain taken away! I need my pain!
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Re: A living a life of struggle

Post by strawman » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:03 pm

secretnude wrote:
James T. Kirk wrote: Damn it, Bones, you're a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can't be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They're the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don't want my pain taken away! I need my pain!
He needed his pain for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Ar79f8aN8
George Clooney chose this as one of the Desert Island Discs he would bring along if marooned – as an incentive to leave the island. He said, "If you listen to [this song], you will hollow out your own leg and make a canoe out of it to get off this island."

Moral of this story: Those who 'need their pain' make everyone else suffer.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: A living a life of struggle

Post by secretnude » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:06 am

strawman wrote:Those who 'need their pain' make everyone else suffer.
Damn it, Bones!
Bones
hurt today in many places
and I don't want to face
pain
that doesn't give me a creative gain.

Some of the pain
like the back pain
I may have gained
with my exercise routine
that wasn't my routine
prior to getting sick.

I had
sadly
back, knee and foot pain
before.

I had been to scores
of Doctors that prescribed
what could be described
as physical
and pharmaceutical
therapy.

I am aware that spending
time with me
might make you need 'therapy'.

I do refrain
from forming
relationships that might soon strain
another person's brain.
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Achievement to remotely unlock 1000 bank vaults

Post by secretnude » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:51 am

Posthuman crime
for a time
did revolve
around the usual things
that brings
wealth
but these criminals
are now super rich.

Super rich
criminals
are now bewitched
by criminal
self actualization
and these criminals
had the criminal
realization
that they do crime
all the time
because the criminal
challenges they love.

Cybernetic criminals
love
the Gamification
of the criminal
life
that is rife
with Criminal
Achievement Trophies
that are a bit of a trope
on their Criminal
neonet
where they get
points
if they don't disappoint.

These posthuman criminals
hope
to get them all
before to the authorities they fall.
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enough to be in a Category of One."

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Drinking whiskey to calm PM Churchill's frisky Black Dog

Post by secretnude » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:40 am

A naked Winston Churchill
still felt ill
since the black tea
you see
reminded him
of the Black Dog
that hogs
his thoughts
so he brought
some whiskey
to calm the Black Dog
that was getting quite frisky.

Churchill
downed
a couple of drinks
and his thinking
went downhill
as his will
to write
and do right
was sapped
by the alcohol on tap.

Churchill
was naked on his desk with a pen
and still writing because he can.

Churchill
threw some drafts into the trash
as the whiskey
continued to wash
the frisky
Dog
and Churchill's
muses were bogged.

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Losing a fight to a Dark Canine Apparition

Post by secretnude » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:21 am

A naked Churchill
was going
downhill
after downing
so many drinks
in the process of heroically fighting
his Black Dog.

I am the male
secretary that failed
in keeping Churchill's
Black Dog
on a leash.

The Canine
was unleashed
by Churchill's
stark
and dark
thoughts.

The Canine
did sink
its canines
into Churchill's
body parts
and the Canine
was now biting
Churchill's
flanks.

Due to the alcoholic drinks
that Churchill drank
Churchill stank
and Churchill's
consciousness slowly departed.

Churchill
definitely lost this fight
to his Canine
Apparition
and I reviewed Churchill's
rough drafts
as the Apparition
vanished with a draft.

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Re: A living a life of struggle

Post by strawman » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:37 am

secretnude wrote: I am aware that spending
time with me
might make you need 'therapy'.
I meant Shatner. Did you listen to the song?

My lovely younger sister has bipolar disorder, which caused her to be hospitalized 20 years ago. Ten years ago she went into a coma for 6 months. Since she awoke, she has been wheelchair-bound. Then her husband left her, and the rest of the family moved away. Then she had a stroke and another coma. She couldn't swallow, so has a g-tube, which she hates. For ten years we tried to relocate her closer to us, but no facility would accept her. Finally this year we found one, and last Tuesday my brother and I went and moved her to Tallahassee, which is fairly close.
Corinne has had a very tough life, and has had to suppress her anger about it.
If I need therapy, it will be how to accept her anger and restore her heart.

It seems to me that, to people who are trapped inside themselves, the world looks like an asshole.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: A living a life of struggle

Post by secretnude » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:08 pm

strawman wrote: I meant Shatner. Did you listen to the song?

My lovely younger sister has bipolar disorder.
I have heard that
particular
Shatner song
before and that
peculiar
song
does belong
to a hall of shame
and must burn in flames.

I have empathy
and sympathy
for your sister
who has BPD.

I have periods
of manic creativity
and periods
where I have the Black Dog
that also hogged
Churchill
who may have had BPD.

I haven't approached
any mental professional
on the fear
of reproach
of my professional
peers
who I fear
already fear
hiring
someone who they discover
is still recovering
from medical issues
and I am afraid of adding
mental issues
to my issues.
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Like a robot, I might say 'Sorry I don't know how to love'

Post by secretnude » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:31 pm

I put my
manic creativity to good use
early in my
career while my
body I abused
with overwork
via overtime
and sidelines all the time.

Depressive periods were bad
and I can be really sad
probably due to the really bad
parenting that I got.

I got
away from my personal
issues via escape into the professional
with absolutely no personal
life
such that I still don't have a wife.

I am afraid I don't know how to love
since I didn't get
proper parental love
and hence, I never did get
a special someone
and feel perpetually alone.
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Re: A living a life of struggle

Post by secretnude » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:51 pm

strawman wrote: Since she awoke, she has been wheelchair-bound. Then her husband left her, and the rest of the family moved away. Then she had a stroke and another coma.
I do feel abandoned by
my
family
after I got sick
since the familiar
familial
support,
I sadly report
vanished quick.

I feel that
I am a nobody
to anybody
in my sad
family
except for Dad.

Dad
understands
where I stand
that
the pituitary tumor was a weird
random event
that
I couldn't prevent.

I would otherwise still be my weird
workaholic
self if I didn't get sick
and after I got sick
I learned to cope with the boredom and isolation
from my closest relations
by creating a fantastic
fantasy
life
since I still don't have a wife.
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Re: A living a life of struggle

Post by secretnude » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:09 pm

strawman wrote:.
Corinne has had a very tough life, and has had to suppress her anger about it.
If I need therapy, it will be how to accept her anger and restore her heart.

It seems to me that, to people who are trapped inside themselves, the world looks like an asshole.
People trapped inside
themselves may hide
fantastic
fantasy
lives
like
a virtual reality
since their reality
sucks
as the world did f**k
with their dreams
and all they could do is dream.

My situation
and medical conditions
isn't as bad
as your sister.

I am glad
that you support her
in the time of her
need
indeed.

I can only dream
and write of a better
world
or a world
that is worse
to make this world
look better.

I might not have a metaphorical 'heart'
since the art
of love I haven't mastered.

I can be an emotional disaster.
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Post by strawman » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:17 pm

It seems to me that the world sees love as an emotion, giving and receiving acceptance, pleasure and understanding from others. The Greeks had several words...eros, phileo to describe the emotion.

But there is another type of love which doesn't have a name in English, agape. It describes selflessness, the willingness to accept suffering on behalf of the loved one, without the desire to retaliate; the willingness to serve without receiving in return. Agape is not much in fashion. Teresa of Calcutta may have been universally admired, but Princess Diana is the one they would most like to be. In spite of the fact that she was an emotional disaster
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My Black Dog is biting and tears I might be fighting

Post by secretnude » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:52 am

strawman wrote:The Greeks had several words...eros, phileo to describe the emotion.

But there is another type of love which doesn't have a name in English, agape. It describes selflessness, the willingness to accept suffering on behalf of the loved one, without the desire to retaliate; the willingness to serve without receiving in return.
I am having
a meltdown
as my Black Dog is holding
me down
right now
somehow.

Classmates at school
thought I was uncool
for actually proclaiming
not to love my mom and being
a nerd
that tended to stay away from the herd.

I always identified as a weird
guy
since my
upbringing
has been weird.

I have heard of these Greek
terms for love
of which you speak.

I haven't experienced most Greek
love
variants much
such
as Agape or unconditional love
or Eros since I haven't sadly
dated and my love
life is null
or an empty hull.
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Strangely Alone

Post by secretnude » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:12 am

I don't know how many 40 year old
male virgins exist since I have been told
that we are rare.

I haven't even dared
to approach
girls on the fear of reproach.

I have been damaged by my
poor relationship with my
mother.

I never formed a maternal
bond that is a prototype
for the types
of mature relationships men
do have with women.

I am losing my fight
to my Black Dog that has terrible bite
with a matching bark
that feels ominously dark
and stark.

I do fear
shedding tears
on a lark
as my feelings are dark.
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Re: Secretnude's Drabble Poetry Corner

Post by strawman » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:36 am

Oedipus had a decent relationship with his mother, but look what it got him. Feelings are a wonderful curse, although probably overdiscussed by Kirk and Spock. But the only silver lining to the black cloud is that it feels so good when it goes away (which paid off handsomely for Eli Lily with their seratonin reuptake inhibitor patents.)

As any good guru on the mountaintop will tell you, the outcome of the fight between the white dog and the black dog depends on which one you feed.

But as much to the point are the lyrics to a song: "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." That process is well explored in the fascinating Bradshaw book on the Inner Child. Maternal rejection causes a psychic wound which traumatizes a child. It causes a developmental emotional shutdown, in which the wounded child stays stuck in that trauma while the rest of him continues to develope.

Healing depends on the adult returning to that child, and releasing him, by giving him the love and acceptance that caused him to get stuck. You are the one you're with. (Someone should really make an RPG out of this.)

People tend to take care of their inner child by taking him out to get drunk, high, or laid, because people incline toward Eros. And many simply become addicted to alcohol, drugs, and sex. But as in everything else, understanding yourself gives you the power to make informed choices.
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