Real To Me

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I appreciate it.

I wrote a poem recently called ‘Real To Me’, it’s about my own perception of reality whilst suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).

I hope that you like it.

Real To Me

My reality is different from everyone else’s
We’re each the centre of our own universes
In the middle of our own little bubbles
Dealing with our own fears and troubles

I know me but don’t know you
You may think you know me too
But I know I won’t let you in
For fear you see all my sins

There are too many to remember
Yet some burn like hot embers
Every day upon my soul
Knowing each one takes it’s toll

But I know what makes me happy
He’s my 2 year old son still in nappies
He’s the weeguy that we call Blaine
Who keeps me from going insane

Thank You


Belief is everything.

2 thoughts on “Real To Me

  1. Hello Mr. Byrne, I want to thank you for your heart felt advocacy. My experiences aren’t the same but so close.

    The sexual abuse happened when I was a kid in the 60’s. Back then it was blame the victim and don’t talk about it.

    For me my therapy, it was a series of unfortunate events. Touched, being yelled at, pressure to be involved in their private lives. Well at age 62 I am getting over this with a great therapist. I want to speak out and try to change systems in small ways to be more open to listening rather than fixing people.

    Thanks Wm


    1. Hi Bill,

      It’s Michael Byrne here, I’m sorry I missed your calls yesterday afternoon (UK time) I was out having fun with my son at softplay.

      Thank you for your kind words about my podcast. I’d be delighted to chat with you direct or via email etc, if you’d like to email me directly feel free to contact me at

      You can also check out some of the things I’m doing or have done on my business Facebook page called Lived Experience Trauma Support (LETs), I also have a FB video posted on FB of a talk I did a few months ago as well as some media stuff I’ve done.

      I’m also on LinkedIn as Michael Byrne and Lived Experience Trauma Support and again if you’d like to connect via LI you’ll see a few tv, radio and media interviews that I’ve done.

      I hope to hear from you soon in whatever format suits you best.



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