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?

Fear of What is Next…

Fear. It can consume you. It can make the world stop until you finish dwelling on that same fear. Only, it doesn’t stop unless you control it. You may share this same struggle with me; the wonder that fills your mind; the question you ask repeatedly, “how can I make the world start again?”. Control.… Continue reading Fear of What is Next…

Love from Within

I was listening to some random track on a random playlist I created years ago. You know, the kind of music you totally forgot about because you’ve been wrapped up in the catchy tunes from today. What I personally forgot is that my taste in music was stellar back in those days. Then it smacked… Continue reading Love from Within