Tag: mental illness

What Dreams May Come…

What Dreams May Come…

It seems my words may be coming back. I woke up crying from a dream I don’t remember and the first four lines of this in my head. After  ten continuing minutes, and ultimate uselessness in trying to go back to sleep, the grinding gears inside my head refused to shut up, so up I …

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What Is Written Beneath the Skin

What Is Written Beneath the Skin

The Bone Writers By Jesi Scott   All you see is what you think I am, No more than that. And you think I don’t understand So you talk of things in front of me   Never knowing I hear what you say And understand what you don’t, The invisible mask you think you wear …

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Her Dark Friend

Her Dark Friend

For my girl, interrupted (you know who you are) That Way Lies Madness By Jesi Scott   She cuts to bleed the pain out Because it hurts too much to keep in her flesh-covered prison- Some souls were never meant to bear such weight; her mind betrays and kidnaps her emotions, holds them hostage to …

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Prisoner of War

Prisoner of War

Prisoner of War By Jesi Scott Would that I could turn my anguish into clouds, Then ask the wind to blow it away. This pain tears, and rakes its claws through my tortured brain, My skin cracked and bleeding, My already once sewn-up heart ripped again at the seams. And it’s more than I can …

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Dark August Suits My Dark Heart

Dark August Suits My Dark Heart

This poem is not my own. It’s by Derek Walcott, and it suits me today. The first lines in the the first two stanzas especially hit me hard in the chest, like a sledgehammer. I am the sun in this poem. My only hope lies in the rest of the poem. Learning to love someone’s …

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. I learned this from the subscription email I received this morning from OctPoWriMo. You can read the post here.   I have a niece who has anxiety attacks. These are debilitating to her when they happen. Her best friend suffers from OCD and Mysophobia (commonly know as germaphobia). My …

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