#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…

SPREADING RUMORS 

I have had several submissions on the topic of cyber bullying alone and this first submission is from Darla Halyk. Social media is the new weapon of choice and it has been used to cause numerous devastating consequences for children and adults alike.  One single comment can go from private to shared with hundreds of…

OUT OF THE FOG

Today I am hosting an acquaintance of mine, Laron Chapman, who blogs with a few other friends at Queerwerks.  He has a beautifully strong voice and I am very pleased he decided to add his voice to my compassion theme this month. The opposite of compassion is indifference.  This post is not only about the…

SILENCE WITHOUT SOUND

Don’t believe the lies inside your head.  Everyone should feel loved.  Everyone is worth love. I have heard the voices and they are cruel and if you let them they will bully you.  Never give up… never let go! Your kiss sends me flying Above natures golden leaves Your words send me diving Into waters…

DEATH

31 DAYS OF HORROR (LINK UP IN COMMENTS) It always looked lonely Death Filled with nothingness No stars to light the black No moon to hang your hat No crickets to sing goodnight Just an empty vast void Of silence… Now it looks peaceful Death Filled with nothingness No voices inside my head No opinions…