Category Archives: Mental Health

The Too Tired Snail

The snail struggled under heavy load; Each worry he would carry, and they weighed. Mounting worries weighed him down, so he slowed; He worried he would not get far today. The added worry left him feeling grey, But he knew, … Continue reading

Posted in Ageing, Animals & Nature, depression, Friendship, Life Lessons, Mental Health, Relationships | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Ankles Grabbed

Ankles grabbed I’m drowning As I sink into the dirt Ankles grabbed I struggle But the struggle makes it hurt Ankles grabbed I breathe my last And settle in the mud Ankles grabbed I nestle Wrapped in sinew, dirt and … Continue reading

Posted in anorexia, depression, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, suicide | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

To Stop or To Go On

To stop Or to go on? A question I often Ask. I Find myself At crossroads often. Standing, staring Into the road Beyond me Unsure.. It’s hard. What’s ahead Is uncertain Dark But What’s past Has streetlamps Sputtering, failing; Also … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Life, Emotions, Mental Health, Recovery | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Dinner Time

Just eating is enough. I tell myself. Maybe it’s the same meal thrice daily, But that’s HUGE! I tell myself. I’ve gone from nothing, Shrinking, Dying. To eating, eating, eating. The same food, With a beta blocker chaser. Finally, it … Continue reading

Posted in anorexia, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Recovery | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Kitten Cuddles

This day was not one Made for living. This day was not Very forgiving. It was one where her head Kept her confined to bed; The aching And gnawing, There was no ignoring She cuddled her kitten instead. This kitten … Continue reading

Posted in Animals & Nature, Daily Life, depression, Mental Health, Recovery | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Grey Rainbow

He felt the eyes of others settle on his cheeks, Red. Tears filled and threatened to escape his eyes, Blue. He felt guilty, he felt sick, ashamed, Green, Because of things he’d said, because of things he’d seen, Black. He … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Bullying, Emotions, Relationships, Trauma / PTSD | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Chase

The faster you run The faster I hide From the demon You you give rise to Clawing inside Of my guts Of my belly My mind And my head It’s monstrous Preposterous Why can’t you instead Just run slowly Less … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, anorexia, Anxiety, Bullying, Eating Disorders, Emotions, Mental Health, Relationships, Running, Trauma / PTSD | Tagged , , | 4 Comments