PROMPT- Write a love letter to poetry

Poetry taught me to listen to my own tears. Decipher why I felt what I felt. It helped me hold onto myself during my darkest fights with depression. If you could write a love letter to poetry what would it say? Feel free to write one and leave a link to it in my comment…

CURTAIN CALL

Maybe you feel alone? Maybe you feel worthless? Maybe you think you waste everyone’s time with your problems/feelings. Maybe just breathing fuels your feelings of despair and the only thing you can manage is sleep.   Congrats…   You probably won the depression lottery. It is estimated nearly 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression…

BUSINESS AS USUAL

The ball will drop And it will be lit There will be cheers There will be suicides The ball will drop And it will twinkle Bringing new hopes And plenty of fears The ball will drop And it will dance Confetti will fly Happy new year Full of fight Full of giving up Moving forward Pushing…

HELD BY DESPAIR

May is Mental Health Awarness month. I suffer from anxiety and depression.  Many people do.  I imagine many mental illnesses require the same if not more attention than depression does.  It is exhausting always having to search yourself for motive and intention.  It isn’t easy to separate rational ideas and expectations from irrational ones. Reality…

COME DANCE WITH ME

Written for anyone who is stuck in the dance with anxiety and depression.  It isn’t an easy dance to cut away from.  One of the hardest things for someone suffering from depression is to reach out for help.  Depression causes a person to isolate and feel unworthy of life.  Don’t let depression lie to you……

THE SPIRIT HERO

THE SPIRIT HERO Written by Gretchen Kellaway Blogger at: How My Brain Works In loving Memory of Jake Bodine, my friend, my brother, my muse. And to all the demon warriors, who found a way to release their spirits from the battles. To all those who are still fighting! This was inspired by my brother…

#BeReal – DENISE GEELHART

My #BeReal guest today is Denise Geelhart. For years, all I could think about was suicide. Then, one day, on Friday, September 13, 1996, after failing to overdose the night before, I found myself standing on an 11th story hotel balcony overlooking a beautiful beach and Diamond Head. In a moment of complete fear and…

#BEREAL – Rebecca Lombardo

Please welcome my #BeReal guest today, Rebecca Lombardo. Many of my readers will relate to Rebecca.  I know I do.  All I can say is never give up. As I entered my senior year of high school, I noticed that my mood could change at the drop of a hat. I may get to school…

NO ANSWER

Something’s wrong Words itch and claw Surfacing vague Into consciousness Biting at the edges Of my thoughts Something’s wrong Taps on my shoulder But I am not listening Until it begins to feed Devouring my dreams Something’s wrong It begins to scream And it frightens me Understanding Surpasses me Something’s wrong Reverberates inside me Knocks…