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The Statistic

Will I ever be anything else?

By BrettNotGregPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
The Statistic
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I can’t move today.

Why is this cycle so vicious? Every potentially meaningful moment is promptly thrown away.

Will I be a statistic?

Will I finally discover the outlet that makes my body no longer crave this? My heart no longer miss this?

It is misery, and physically, my body is blistering.

How much further embarrassment do I have to endure to finally realize the answer? It’s as if there’s absolutely no cure.

I wish I were stronger than this.

I’ve cried more than enough tears to fill up those glasses that are usually filled with the stuff that makes the memories no longer exist.

Everything is an idea. There are no hopes, no dreams, no goals…

…just skills that are never applied, talent that’s wasted and yet another tortured soul.

I do not want to be another number.

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  • Sandra Tena Coleabout a month ago

    This is so powerful, moving and relatable 💜 A very well-deserved top story x

  • Sandra Tena Coleabout a month ago

    This is so powerful, moving and relatable 💜 A very well-deserved top story x

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    I saw this and meant to read it when it was made Top Story. Then it got lost in the mix. So glad I did. As DJ said...with writing like this I can't see you ever becoming another statistic...as someone with my own mental health issues and a wife with mental health and mobility issues...this spoke deeply to me. Beautiful and frank writing.

  • D. J. Reddallabout a month ago

    Mere statistics cannot conjure compelling verse of this kind! Be of good cheer!

  • Coraabout a month ago

    "The Statistic" could refer to a variety of things depending on the context. Here are a few possibilities: Data Analysis: In the context of data analysis or research, "The Statistic" might refer to a specific numerical value or metric derived from a dataset. This could be a mean, median, standard deviation, correlation coefficient, or any other statistical measure used to summarize or analyze data. Key Metric: In business or economics, "The Statistic" might refer to a critical metric or indicator that is widely used to assess the health or performance of a particular sector, market, or economy. For example, in finance, "The Statistic" could refer to something like the unemployment rate, GDP growth rate, inflation rate, or stock market index. Social Commentary: In a broader social or cultural context, "The Statistic" could be used to highlight a particular numerical fact or trend that is significant or noteworthy. This could include statistics related to social issues such as poverty, inequality, education, health, or crime rates. Without additional context, it's difficult to pinpoint the specific meaning of "The Statistic," but it likely refers to a numerical value or metric that is significant within a particular context or domain. https://carapkparking.com/gold-coins/

  • Anna about a month ago

    Congrats on your Top Story!

  • Gloria Penelopeabout a month ago

    Congratulations on top story!

  • Emil indwabout a month ago

    Only a writer who really knows what he is talking about :(

  • Belleabout a month ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Brin J.about a month ago

    There are people in the world who see you as more than just a number. But I get it. Overall, what relevancy do we all play in the grand scheme of life, other than becoming another marked grave? Morbid thoughts to have, but at least we contemplate the macabre rather than avoid it.

  • Cynthia Fieldsabout a month ago

    Deep! Very moving! Excellent work. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • JBazabout a month ago

    As many feel now and throughout history Well said and written Congratulations

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Congratulations 👏👏 for top story very amazing or interesting story relatable thoughts

  • Natasha Collazoabout a month ago

    Congrats on TS

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Congratulations on your top story.

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    congratulations on TS. This hits home. I visited my friend again. After a severe injury, her mind and body are slowly shutting down. Her exact words: "I have no ambition, no memory of the injury, and no energy." Then she looked into my eyes and said, "I don't want to die." Your poem reminded me that I need to spend more time with her.

  • Brenda Mahlerabout a month ago

    Such relatable thoughts.

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    The longing is palpable here. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    You'd probably be surprised at the number of people in this community that can relate to this. You'll find plenty of sincere support here, too, albeit "remote."

  • Gabriel Huizengaabout a month ago

    A powerful, relatable reflection on addiction- I believe there's hope for all of us yet, mate 💙

  • Oneg In The Arcticabout a month ago

    Regardless of statistic and number, you are important and unique in your own way. You are an individual that matters. The world will never be the same without you.

  • Manisha Dhalaniabout a month ago

    This was sad!

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Yet another tortured soul- and so surely we all deserve kindness.

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