Category Archives: Mental Health

Scars

I will not hide my scars away The way you think I should. Each scar will always tell the story Of a day I could.. A day I thought I couldn’t bear To take another breath; When life felt so … Continue reading

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Night Terrors

Tea, cuddles and poetry. The antidote to night terrors I hope…

Posted in Anxiety, Mental Health, poem, poetry, dream, Trauma / PTSD | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

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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

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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

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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

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