IN A ROOM

I forget how depression feels sometimes.  That’s dangerous.  To forget isn’t an option.  I have to remind myself how sneaky and insidious it is.  I must remember what it felt like to be its prisoner.  Depression as a room and me held captive against my will.  I am so grateful to have escaped this room……

#BeReal – ASHLEI HAWLEY

Please welcome my #BeReal guest today, Ashlei Hawley. Hi and welcome all. 🙂 I am honored to do a guest posting here at HastyWord’s blog on her awesome #BeReal series. I’m all excited so let’s dive right into it. For me, to #BeReal is to be an advocate, a creator, a seeker, and a scholar.…

#BeReal – LISA DOUTHIT

My #BeReal guest today is Lisa Douthit. Another gem of a person sent our way by Rachel Thompson.  Lisa brings us Inspiration from a powerful place; inner strength.  Please visit some of her other blog posts in addition to this submission. STRESS ISN’T KILLING YOU BUT THIS IS ARE YOU EATING TO SAVE YOUR LIFE?…

MY HELL

The dark keeps finding me The harder I try to run away The darker it gets; intensely The darkness surrounds me No hands can be seen, reaching No shoulders to hug, embracing Voices get lost, aimless echoes And silence sits across from me I can feel it killing me, tonight Suffocating me inside its deep…

WHAT AM I? by Helena Hann-Basquiat

Helena sent this to me one night via email.  I had to share.  So many of us have been in this place… Written by Helena Hann-Basquiat   Blink and you’ll miss me Turn away and I’ll be gone What am I? This isn’t a riddle it’s an identity crisis that for lack of a mirror…

HUNG

I’ve been here Well… Here and there But mostly here And I am tired Monsters chase Demons follow Consistent bellows From the gallows Sheeted ghosts Worn out Torn holes Becoming rips Leaving me here Trying to decide If I should continue Not just here But there as well Some days I am the sheeted ghost…

LIFE CHANGING GIFTS

Daily Prompt: By the Skin of Your Teeth “There are seconds, they come only five or six at a time, and you suddenly feel the presence of eternal harmony, fully achieved. It is nothing earthly; not that it’s heavenly, but man cannot endure it in his earthly state. One must change physically or die. The…