Without You

Do you ever need someone? The type of need that forces one last breath without their presence? Without them you know your lungs will collapse. As your chest rises and falls, you know within each tenth of a second how acutely aware you are that you cannot have them. Worse? The fact that you cannot do… Continue reading Without You

My Life

Beautiful mind, Lost and alone. The broken past, Chaos and control. Her heart of gold, Selfless and dull. My mystery ride, Inside and out, brings Self-discovery Untold. Quest for peace – the Tears and the pain Ache deep inside. Irrationality in control. String me along Until I fold. Question remains – Choose to live, in… Continue reading My Life

Prison Poetry: I

Holding memories Heart and head Embrace Rarely, shortly, limited Exit with despair Drive into the night One question One call Lonely, missing you Eight or twenty-two Hope, faith It’s all the same Up I fall Down I rise Begging Never let me go Tried and true     © Finding Happiness and happymentalhealth.org, 2017 WordPress.com.… Continue reading Prison Poetry: I

Perfection, Excellence… and Depression?

“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” – Harriet Braiker Perfection and excellence are similar but are polarized; perfection is on one end of the spectrum and excellence balancing the teeter-totter far away on the other end. But what happens when you throw a huge metal wrench in the middle called depression?… Continue reading Perfection, Excellence… and Depression?