Talking

Soothes the soul  And heals the heart So often we walk around with herculean weights Weighing us down and crushing us inside Just talking about it may not solve it But it lessens the weight that crushes It shares the burden and     Allows us to free ourselves of it for a time It helps […]

Strength

Where does your strength come from Not physical but strength of spirit Where do you go to recharge What do you do to fill up your tank When you don’t have the strength where do you find it I find my strength on beaches In wide green spaces Underneath the shadow of a tree Tall […]

Me Myself and I

It’s just me, Myself, and I Solo ride until I die No partner to ride or die Just Me Myself and I 32 years in this life Through all its ups and downs All that time only 2 Glorious years with  A partner in crime Through it all I’ve risen and  Beaten the odds time […]

22Kill

21 Guns go off Saluting the fallen 1 of the 22 22 a day A warrior that lost their war Against their own mind Some days their demons screamed so loud They couldn’t think Some say its cowardice but they’ve never been there They’ve never lived with it Where every day that you get up […]

Learning to Love yourself

Learning to love yourself It sounds so simple when said out loud It’s only 4 words after all Only 22 letters Only 6 syllables Yet it’s still a thing that has haunted mankind For generations If not all of time When your mind screams you’re not worthy When people say hurtful things When the intrusive […]

Terrified

I’m driving home From a great weekend Seeing and spending time with people I love and miss That I never get to see While I was there just like always I’m different I’m a happier better version of myself It caused me to acknowledge A problem I’ve chosen to ignore A problem I don’t want […]

Different Battles

We all fight different battles We all fight the same war Making it through life with our hearts and minds intact Some battle depression Some battle anxiety Some battle bipolar disorder Some battle PTSD I battle depression and loneliness It is a fight that I have fought More times than I care to ever remember […]

I’ve been thinking

I’ve been thinking a lot lately. About life in general and about mental illness. About watching yourself and making sure you take care of your own mental health. About watching out for your coworkers, friends, and family. About making sure they all take care of themselves. I’ve been of the opinion for a long time […]

My Spirit is a Roaring Sea

I’m born to ride the crashing waveTo conquer each challenge anewReady to fight, forever braveReady to face a foe like youOut from the shadows you appearAnd steal me from my sheltered homeThe day has come, the day we fearNow I must face you on my ownYou have me now, you didn’t askLust and greed your […]

A Toast to the Darkness

To the light at the end of the tunnels To the light at the top of the pits To the deepest and darkest pits of hell Into which we fall To the darkness before the light To the sunrise after the night To the tears we shed when we finally reach the end To the […]