The Rage Within

The Rage Within

Deep in her dark, torturous

mind she would dwell.


No one really knew

her own personal hell.


To the world she presented

a woman who was care-free.


No one really knew her,

not even her own family.


One day she lashed out at all,

shocking everyone she knew.


She held it in as long as she

could, but finally it all blew.


Friends and family, very concerned,

stepped in to help her out.


She no longer was in control,

she knew without a doubt.



I woke up at 4 AM and couldn’t sleep. This poem wanted to be written. There are times when I couldn’t write a poem if my life depended on it and other days it has to come out. There would be no more sleep until this was done. This is non-fiction. This is what is in my head and what happened recently.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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2 Responses to The Rage Within

  1. jannatwrites says:

    I remember when you wrote about those days. I hope you are in a better place now (and are able to sleep tonight without poems keeping you awake!)


    • Tessa says:

      At the moment the midnight poems are quiet. I am more at peace right now between returning to God and church and the new medication which seems to be working so far. However, I can get side-effects even months after starting so right now I am happy to be feeling pretty good.


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