Mental awareness. Dissociate personalities #poetry and #prose

What do you see

You cannot see me
I am whom, I have to be
You cannot know me
I am not, who you think I am

One person by day
Another by night
You cannot help it
When the mind is always in turmoil
When it’s impossible to contain
The demons in your head
When trauma has broken all fortitude and resolve
And you spiral into that chasm of depression
You cannot stop it
When the horrors you’ve witnessed
Rip apart your fragile mind

When the brain triggers a cathartic response
And dissociate personalities are born

When she wakes, she is Anne.
The eager song of morning birds
Triggers her happy and normal side
The one that everyone knows.
Until sunset arrives, and it’s Lisa’s turn!
The red glow on the horizon,
its purple and orange hues
Trigger her dark and deadly side.

She does not remember
Her mind has locked that memory away
She does not know why
She wakes up with paint, bruises and blood on her hands
She panics and shock puts her in a trance
Washing herself
Until the call of morning birds
Wakes her again as Anne.
Innocent and happy.

Her mind won’t let her remember!
The terrible things that evil man did!
And how that trauma
Split her in two!

So each sunset
She strips on her leather in a trance
Dawns her mask of many colours
As twilight awakens the Lisa within
Sent into the night
To avenge her broken soul

Β© judeitakali


It was challenging to squeeze this vast mental condition into one poem, so i recommend you google “Dissociate Identity Disorder” to know more.

I hope you enjoy reading this and that it brings you some awareness.

Stay safe, and stay loving.

66 Comments Add yours

  1. Absolutely mesmerizing post… Wonderfully penned…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Singh. I’m glad you read and appreciate this

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  2. HappySoul says:

    Wow this is wonderful!! Very well done!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed this 🌼

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  3. vaniheart says:

    That’s lovelyπŸ’—πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

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  4. Sadje says:

    Oh so poignant! You did so well to draw attention to this seldom acknowledged personality trait. Thanks for joining in the challenge

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you recognise that it is not touched enough. Thank you so much Sadje, for the prompt.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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  5. A very accurate portrayal of a person suffering from such a debilitating mental disorder. Well thought out and stirring to read.

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  6. Silent Hour says:

    I did, and going to google.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh please do. Thank you 😊

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      1. Silent Hour says:

        I did. Realised it was what used to be called multiple personality.
        Thanks, Jude πŸ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        You’re so welcome 😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Gabriella

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful! I believe that all of us have multiple personalities, only depends on the moment that a different mask is used!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah that’s plausible, especially if we are not living our passions. We tend to be different people at work and away to some extent

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      1. Elizabeth says:

        Yes! For sure!

        Like

  8. Chris Hall says:

    That’s so well done, Jude! The nature of the disorder rises from the verses to slap the reader in the face. Your poem reminded me of the Kirsty Macoll song, Celestine, which I’m fairly sure is about DID, or at least that’s always been my interpretation of it.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Ah thank you Chris. Im glad the points came out nicely. I’ll give the song a listen.🌼

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  9. kittysverses says:

    Deep thought, portrayed well. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ’•

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. πŸ™‚

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