Approximately six years ago I experienced my last psychotic relapse which inspired this poem, reflecting the state of my mind as I went through this living hell as portrayed in the first stanza. Ultimately, however, I found great hope for my recovery in the words of sacred scripture which have been a source of abundant strength for me in my struggle with a serious mental disorder. Today, I continue to be inspired by the hope I have found in my higher power as reflected in my closing. Thank you for letting me share.Continue reading Reflection: A Living Hell
A reflection on my spiritual journey from the living hell of a psychotic break to a state of higher awareness.Continue reading A Poem
An opinion that expressing our true selves can lead to growth and healing.Continue reading A Poem
Is today the day that you write your story?
Of a life that ends not in doom, but in gloryContinue reading A Poem
“I am now focused on what I can control
And not making my mind, heart, and body pay a toll
Hurting my loved ones I will do no longer
Because my control over my thoughts and actions is stronger”Continue reading A Poem
“All my life, I have never met a truer friend
Her eyes catch mine
Filled with tears, and in hers
I see only her concern for my reflection.”Continue reading A Poem
My telephone rings.
I answer it.
It brings a voice unseen
from a world far away.Continue reading A Poem
“I come to you, hold you
in these arms grown strong,
and tell you what I know—
it gets better.”Continue reading A Poem
When you have to mourn
When you have to cry,
It’s head down and on his knees
That a man remembers how to fly.Continue reading A Poem
What now would you have me do?
I cast my eyes up to the sky
And above me, I see one red leaf
On a green tree.Continue reading A Poem