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Old Woman’s Pond – my Poem Published on Wolf Publishing Blog

Please take a few minutes to go over to see my poem that was published today on the Wolf Publishing blog.

Poem was written for this week’s challenge. My poem is entitled Old Woman’s Pond

I have not entered any of these poetry challenges before so your support would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you  🙂

Annie<3

Memories Poem

Memories are images

Sights and sounds

Feelings and thoughts

Often distorted by perception

Pictures locked into place

by our wishes and fears

seconds, minutes and years 

transcending and outlasting

relationships and lives

based on beliefs that we held at the time

intermixed with the way we see reality

Time

Time passes differently
for different people
Time passes differently
at different times
in your life
Time passes too slowly
when your mind is tormented
Time passes too quickly
when taken up by things
with no value
to the heart
Time passes in just the best way
when you allow it to just be
and love the ones
right in front of you
at the moment
and do what you are doing
with intention that resonates 
with your soul

C’est la Vie

Inside Danielle's mind

There’s nothing else you can say.  Sometimes life sucks, circumstances suck, but that’s life.  There is nothing you can do about it.

I (of all people) think I know that best.  Sigh, when life gives you lemons make lemonade.

In 1997 here was this awful car accident with a Jeep Cherokee and another car driven by a young guy, speeding around a corner.  The girl in the Jeep was driving a friend home after a cheerleading performance when getting into that car accident on the first Saturday morning after the new school year had started.  The accident put the 16 year old in a comatose state, upon ‘waking up’ 2 1/2 months later, right before Thanksgiving.  I’m the girl in the Jeep, the young traumatic brain injury survivor.

My car was turning left, past a lane of oncoming traffic when another car came around the corner and didn’t see me…

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Persuasive

Intention

Healing Your Grief

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Continue to learn.
Do what you love.  Live as if this is all there is.”  – Mary Anne Radmacher

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Poetry about Mental Illness – Anxiety and Depression

These are  poems I wrote several months ago. I wanted to share it again because people are interested in poetry depicting mental illness. Creative arts about mental illness are a way for people to express, share and spread awareness about mental illness.

People with mental illness often feel alienated, and isolated. They are afraid to talk about their feelings with others due to the stigma about mental illness. There are many people that you we interact with every day that suffer from anxiety, PTSD, depression and other mental disorders.

Many people have these conditions from psychological abuse and damage that was inflicted upon them from emotional trauma. It is not that people with mental disorders are really any different from anyone else except that their brains are disregulated  somehow, often due to abuse and traumatic experiences.

Lessening the stigma surrounding mental illness by creating awareness is beginning to allow people to not be as afraid to talk about it. People need to not suffer alone and there is healing that can be facilitated from being able to talk rather than keeping it a secret.

I will be posting some other poetry about mental illness. There are many artists and musicians that also create in order to express their feelings about mental illness, including depression,  anxiety disorder and other mental disorders

Darkness

Lost in the dark

I can’t find my way

The daylight screams sharp

The light is all pain

Quiet in here

My mind can’t be still

Voices bring fear

I will hide

Yes I will

Until I crave contact

Whenever that may come

Until then

I’ll stay in darkness

Because it feels like

familiar home

Away

I just want to rest

Away from the stress

A corner that’s quiet

Please let me try it

Away from the mean ones

Just myself alone

To think my own thoughts

To cry and to moan

To feel what I feel

Without being told

Just who I should be

And what I should own

I just want to sit

In silence right here

No yelling or scolding

No judgement or pain

I want to be me

The way that I am

In my perfect world

Inside of my heart

Because all that I own

Is inside of my soul

They can’t take it from me

I won’t give them control

Safe

Cars make noises

as they drive by outside

I want to be inside

where it is safe

Sirens are loud

and invade my nervous system

I want to be  inside

where it is safe

People passing by the house

making noises

that remind me

I do not want to go out there

I want to be inside

where it is safe

Safe inside the house

I am safe inside the house

But where do I go

if I want to be

Safe Inside My Mind?

Amazing Spoken Word Poetry by a Young YouTube Poet Allen Minor

GentleKindness

I came across an excellent young poet, who has videos on YouTube about feelings and thoughts from the inside of mental illness.  These poems are by Allen Minor. He has a YouTube Channel with his spoken word poetry.

Allen is reaching out to other people through his wonderful poetry. He desires to validate and comfort the ones suffering from depression and anxiety that may be reached by his words.

Young people like teenagers are more easily reached by someone their own age. I think that young creative people that reach out to their peers, are very important and will be helpful to our young people who are suffering depression and other mental disorders.

This one is about social anxiety and anxiety disorder in general. I could totally relate to the feelings in this and his reading of the poetry is great. His words about the poem are “A poem entitled…

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Anxiety

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