Help me – I’m trapped …

I want to get away from all of this.

Who does she think she is?

I feel like everything I do turns out wrong.

How can he do that to me after all I have done for him?

When will I stop hurting so much?

How come he hates me?

Will the heartache ever end?

Why can’t my sister go to moms this one time?

Why does she treat me so badly?

They are out to get me.

I don’t want to do that anymore.

I feel marginalized.

The service was terrible.

Why did I yell at him?

I am afraid to try.

They are all terrorists.

I will never forgive her.

How can he possibly think that?

Why must I make him dinner tonight of all nights?

She thinks she is so perfect.

Again I got a lousy birthday present from my husband.

I don’t want to go to church today.

How can my brother treat me this way?

Why do I have to work at this job?

I feel completely alone.

Why am I angry all the time?

He is unbelievably controlling – why?

I hate these idiotic drivers.

All I want is for him to love me.

My teacher is stupid.

Look at what he is wearing – he looks foolish.

I got passed over for that job – again.

God just let me win the lottery.

When will I feel happy?

F him – I am not in the mood.

Never again will I ever talk to him.

I want to be alone.

Don’t you think that I at least deserved a phone call?

How can you vote for that party? Are you deranged?

You are no longer a part of us?

Can anyone love me?

You have ruined my life.

Doesn’t she know I love her?

I didn’t even get a thank you.

Why do I feel so guilty?

I am tired of this life.

I can’t be with him anymore.

My husband doesn’t see me.

She has money – let her fix it.

Our politicians are all crooks.

You have turned your back on us.

Why can’t they see I have changed?

I can’t leave.

How can they bring these people into the country?

I don’t have enough money.

Kill them all.

She fired me when she is the one who can’t do her job.

Climate change?

I wish I could wipe that smug look off his face.

I walked in and was totally ignored.

Why can’t he get me?

I am going to get even.

It is the same thing over and over again.

I need a day just for me time.

It’s not possible.

They don’t listen to me.

Look at this idiot.

She is always so argumentative.

The world is ugly – how can’t you see that?

Does she truly need to drive such an expensive car?

He never gives me what I need.

I feel sorry for you and your ideas – what happened to you?

It is us against them – which side are you on?


Help me – I’m trapped …


We all fear.

We all hurt.

We are all searching.

This is all of us.

We are all one.

“The battle you are going through is not fueled by the words or actions of others; it is fueled by the mind that gives it importance.” – Shannon L. Adler

6 thoughts on “Help me – I’m trapped …

  1. Stu. This really spoke to me! We have all said such things and we have all heard these things regularly from those close to us. Truly, we are all one. And this makes it so clear hearing it out loud that if we simply shift our perspective completely to the more positive side, coming from a place of love and friendship towards all towards our brother and fellow man giving the benefit of the doubt to all, coming from love and friendship we will clearly be able to manifest a completely different reality. A Beautiful new world of peace and love. We can see that and how we come together in disasters. God knows that’s probably why we have them. At those moments nothing seems important except the compassion we feel in our heart for those around us even strangers.

  2. Re. this comment in your post: “The battle you are going through is not fueled by the words or actions of others; it is fueled by the mind that gives it importance.” – Shannon L. Adler

    My late father, Jacob Adler (no relation to Shannon!), once said at a particularly low time in his life: “The Germans couldn’t kill me, the Poles couldn’t kill me, the Russians couldn’t kill me…but my thoughts can kill me.”

    • Pearl, I can never know what people like your dear father endured – but children of survivors like you have an inside view that to me is unimaginable. We can be a prisoner to our thoughts. That and recent events inspired me to write this piece. Thank you for your contribution here.

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