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I always think of it as a costume or mask. But box works too.

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Crushingly beautiful

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Thank you so much for your comments. This is the first time I have posted anything like this, so it is rather overwhelming to read your responses. It has been helpful for me to try to express something of my feelings about my daughter's situation in this way and I am encouraged to do a little more. My heart goes out to all of you with the pain you carry.

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Thank you! I write now through my tears! I hope your writing helps you. It helps me to read it. You really do put my feelings into words!

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I hope your beautiful writing brings you some healing. There are probably thousands of parents here, like me, who just can’t find the right words to share. Your words articulate what we all feel.

Thank you for sharing your heart with us and helping us all feel understood. ❤️🙏🏼

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oh. my. goodness. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You have totally expressed my heart also.

Please know, that someone understands. I understand. And I thank you for sharing and helping me realize I'm not crazy.

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hauntingly beautiful...

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Too beautiful and heart wrenching for words! Thank you for putting into words what we are feeling.

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Absolutely beautiful in capturing the sadness. I hope its truth finds a wider audience to impact. And praying for the return of your daughter.

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Wow

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A lot of extremely good poetry has been published on the PITT substack. Time for a small collection, with profits to PITT? I hope so (I used to be an editor!!)

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I'd love it!

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I’m a graphic designer I can help with layout and design

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I’m a cartoonist and would be glad to illustrate &/or provide cartoons on this excruciating topic. I could cry with every story I read here. Not a parent myself, can only imagine how much losing a child to this well-funded diabolical cult must hurt.

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The copyright rests with PITT, I think. I am just a commentator. Well done for putting yourself forward!

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Well if anything happens I’m all in❤️.

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Articulated beautifully, this horrible experience. Thank you for sharing.

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Wow. This is articulated so well. Sounds like it is directly from your soul. I hear you! I hear you so clearly. You are a very talented writer. I am so sorry for your pain. I know such pain and can feel so much from what you expressed. My child has created a world for herself that we no longer get to be a part of because we don't go along with the kind of world she has "orchestrated" for herself. This "new" Identify that has created a person that we don't even know. A person that is not nice or kind or even acknowledges how loving and supportive we have been her whole life. It's like it all evaporated and we have been assigned "the evil enemy Identify" and we are put in that box for good ☹️🥺😥

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Nov 28, 2023·edited Nov 28, 2023

I too have been cut out of my sons life just for questioning him one time. I even apologized and asked for us to seek help to communicate. He has ignored me for 3 years now. Just like you said "Its like it all evaporated" all the years of love , caring, support, fun, all Poof. I often compare it to invasion of the body snatchers. I do not know the person my son has become. May God have mercy on us.

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This is a fine poem, maybe you can find a place to publish it. I have no suggestions at the moment, but take a look.

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So sad and beautiful

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This is it- the box, the armor to protect from the world. Instead it’s that armor, that box, those whispers that are harming them the most. Your poem is so powerful. Thank you for sharing it.

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