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Join Me or Die!: (A Poem based on the movie, "Secret Window")

Updated on December 13, 2016
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The first step is to know what you do not know. The second step is to ask the right questions. I reserve the right to lean on my ignorance.

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What's the real reason I come for?

Mort Rainey, you must embrace me or suffer me.

You must accept me or dread me.

You must join me or fall away from me.

If you insist, I'll let go of your hand,

and you will fall.

But if you fall, Mort Rainey, it

will be to your death.

Do you know why you're so

confused, Mort Rainey?

Because you are only half a man.

I am the half that is not confused.

Let me in and all will be made clear.

What's the real reason I come for?

Let me in and stop being so weak, wandering

around, half in a daze, wearing your cheatin'

ex-wife's bathrobe.

What's the real reason I come for, Mort?

I did everything your murderous heart demanded.

But your face is on those crimes, Mort. The

police suspect you, about to lock you up.

Your only hope is to join me, and smarten

up, toughen up, and ride it out.

They have no proof, only suspicion.

If you don't let me in, Mort, you'll crack

under the pressure, I'll break you myself.

What's the real reason I come for?

Death and hell don't bother me, Mort Rainey,

but they bother you.

I hear King Lucifer is a fine fellow, once

you get to know him.

But you tried to arrange a fate for me

that you would not endure yourself.

That makes your betrayal all the more

grievous.

That makes your neglect all the more

hurtful.

Do you think you can go to Heaven

without me?

Do you think I will go to Hell without

you?

Don't make me laugh!

Mort, stop this foolishness and join

me.

Join me or be destroyed!

What's the real reason I come for?

Don't you know who I am, Mort Rainey?

Even now?

I am the part of you, you kept chained up

for years: locked away, no light, no food,

no love.

But I forgive you, Mort.

I took out my rage on those people

I killed for you.

Now then, let's finish this.

Let's get things all cleaned up

around here.

I come to help you finish the ending.

Join me now and let's kill that cheatin'

ex-wife of yours and her boyfriend.

That, Mort Rainey, is the real reason I come for.

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    • wingedcentaur profile imageAUTHOR

      William Thomas 

      5 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

      I saw that definition (dissociative disorder formerly known as multiple personality) on Wikipedia as well, so I guess I am slightly mistaken. Very well, I stand corrected.

      Thank you.

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      PWalker281 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the clarification, WC. Oprah had a woman on her show back in 2010 who had something like 20 personalities. Interestingly enough, the description of the show refers to the woman's disease as "dissociative identify disorder, formerly known as multiple identify disorder."

      Here's the clip if you're interested in seeing it: http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Introduction-to-Kim...

    • wingedcentaur profile imageAUTHOR

      William Thomas 

      5 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

      Thanks for the kind word, P.W.!

      My understanding, however, is that multiple personality and dissociative disorder are quite different. So-called multiple personality disorder, as I understand it, means simply that one has "multiple" personalities.

      It seems to me that the clue to what dissociative personality disorder is all about is in the very word itself: dis-(a)ssociative; one is seeking a dis-association from something. One is seeking to sever a connection with something.

      That is the basic definition. One seeks to dis-associate himself with an aspect of his personality that he is uncomfortable with. The dis-assciation is described as a defense mechanism.

      I have always been given to understand that multiple personality is usually triggered by some kind of psychological trauma. Different personas are evolved to protect the vulnerable, original core personality. Its like being cold and putting on a sweater. I think dissociative disorder is like being hot and taking it off.

      Thanks again for the kind comment, P.W.

      And no, I did not get a chance, yet, to see those movies. But I am familiar with them and understand that they are classics.

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      PWalker281 

      5 years ago

      I remember that movie. It was a good one. Your poem does a good job of illustrating the dissociative personality. Did you see the movie, The Three Faces of Eve, a 1957 movie with Joanne Woodward. Then Sally Fields did Sybil, a 1976 made for tv movie that also featured Joanne Woodward as her doctor. Seems multiple personality disorder and dissociative personality disorder are similar.

      Voted up and shared.

    • wingedcentaur profile imageAUTHOR

      William Thomas 

      5 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

      Thanks, Frank.

      The idea is just that Mort Rainey (Depp) has dissociative personality disorder. He wanted his unfaithful wife killed, but was uncomfortable with seeing himself as violent. He created the personality of Shooter (John Turturro) to do it for him, while he, Mort, got to hang on to a sense of innocence.

      With movies like these the first reference point, in my opinion, must always be the original tale of dissociation, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      Winged I like the way you do this.. poem based off of a movie.. I saw Secret Window and for the life of me couldn't understand what I was watching... LOL

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