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Shehariah

Updated: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 05:05 pm

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Biography

I have lived a difficult life. I was molested when I was a child. I have known abuse almost my whole life. I am a recovering addict and alcoholic. Until recently I only knew how to shove my emotions down and run away from the difficult things. Now I have discovered the gift of writing. While I write for myself I also do it for others in hopes that I may share hope and light in some way. I hope that my writings resonate with others that those who feel alone and not understood will know that they are not alone and that at least in some way, they are understood.

Sample (Drowning Pt. 1)

I’m floating on the surface of the sea. The waves and winds they carry me further from the shore of my security. Out here drifting on my own not knowing where the tides will take me, I’m finding peace in the overwhelming fear. What of the unknown? It’s not my place to find it out, to turn my mind inside out with anxiety over what I am unable to control.

Sample (Oh, LIttle One)

Today I feel a stranger in my own skin. Plunged backward into an old, familiar feeling. Trapped inside my body, I’m not in control. This nightmare has returned home again to the comfort of the darker places of my mind, where a shroud hangs over my eyes and my heart is drowned in sticky blackness. Today I do not know where I’ve gone. Retreated to the recesses of that still, safe place where my consciousness hides tucked away from harm and love alike. Where are my bearings? I don’t know up from down, nor east from west. I have no sense of depth or being. The ringing in my ears is my only companion.

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Vautaw

Thu 8th Oct 2020 01:50

Stunning poetry you have shared here Shehariah. From one survivor to another, writing is the most healing ointment I have found to help us and others. Write on! ~ V

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Flavia Gordon

Tue 22nd Sep 2020 00:35

Hello Shehariah,

After reading through your poems I felt compelled to leave a comment here. I would just like to say that there are only two other pieces of work that has touched me the way they have...Tracy Chapman's "Remember the Tinman" and Andrew Solomon's description of depression in the "Noonday Demon".
They are eloquent and has such clarity. It is as though you have unknotted my every thought and emotion and rolled the yarn into a perfectly formed sphere. I feel and relate to every word.

Thank you!💐

(I am sorry for all you have had to endure)

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Shehariah

Tue 21st Jul 2020 19:58

Thank you, Cynthia.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 21st Jul 2020 16:30

Welcome to WOL.

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Shehariah

Tue 21st Jul 2020 02:53

Nicola, that is how I used to live, and I was really good at it. Now I’m learning to live vulnerably and honestly with myself and the ones around me.

Nicola Beckett

Mon 20th Jul 2020 04:47

Tucked away from love and harm and hurt alike x

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Shehariah

Sun 19th Jul 2020 03:53

Shifa, you are very welcome. And I’m glad to hear that. You are a talented poet. And thank you again for your kind words.

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Shifa Maqba

Sat 18th Jul 2020 11:13

Hi Shehariah! Just wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank you for reviewing so many of my poems in less than a day. Your encouraging remarks are much appreciated!

That being said, your poems are highly impressive. The vulnerability, the melancholy your art exudes is unmatched! Very raw, authentic and haunting. More power and light to you!

I'll always be looking forward to indulging in your future work.

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Shehariah

Sat 18th Jul 2020 05:09

Po, you are very encouraging. You have huge talent and to read your kind words is very uplifting for me. Thank you for your welcome.

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Paul Sayer

Fri 17th Jul 2020 08:28

You have talent beyond your years.

I love your avatar so apt
Po

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Paul Sayer

Fri 17th Jul 2020 07:40

WELCOME

I wish to extend a huge welcome to you to the family who cares.

Poets unite at WOL.

You are off to flying start. I am looking forward to seeing more from you in the coming days and weeks ahead.

Write on
Po

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