By Birdie Fudge | Featured Contributor
Not too long ago, I went on medication for the first time for my major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety. I wrote poems every day, starting from the first day I took the pill. I used my poetry to track my mood and the timeline of the medicine taking effect. When I look at the poetry written during the beginning of that journey and compare it to now, it’s as if two different people are speaking. This poem is how I feel now. My other poem, “Happy Pill,” reflects how I felt in the beginning of my journey.
Continue reading “I Am Grateful”
By Cynthia Cady Stanton | Featured Contributor
The glimmers of light
The warmth of healing
is touching my skin.
A new day is dawning
for all to see.
A new day is dawning
for all to heal.
Continue reading “A New Day Dawns [a poem]”
By Lori Zybala | Featured Contributor
Calmly – you push back the linen curtain
Filtered light brushes along your face
Stillness greets the day
Pericardium envelopes the heart
One step back
Taking in your surroundings
Nowhere to be, but in the present
this very moment!
Continue reading “Quiet Heart [a poem]”
By Brandon Koebernik | Featured Contributor
My medication is wearing off,
It’s no longer protecting me.
My demons begin to scoff,
As I try to make a plea.
They found a way through,
The chemicals weren’t strong enough.
I’m lost without a clue,
How am I supposed to rebuff?
Continue reading “Climbing [a poem on mental health]”
By Cara Amy Goldthorpe | Featured Contributor
I would always be there,
waiting in the heavens above;
watching over your
tender, child’s body
whispering in your ear
and reminding you
that you are loved,
you are held
by the Universe itself
by a force so deep
you cannot even
begin to comprehend.
Continue reading “A Conversation with My Higher Self [a poem]”
By Bernard Demaere | Featured Contributor
Everyone must still wonder
How it all happens
Mental illness, by and by
It creeps in on you
It is a process
Of an unloved story.
Continue reading “Mental Illness [a poem]”
By Natalie Rabinowitz | Featured Contributor
Life has ups and is a journey.
Life has downs and challenges us.
And with that, it is how we weather the storm
that allows us to come through strong as a rock.
Experiences that make us resilient,
builds character, gives us wisdom.
And we continue;
as life has ups
and life has downs.
Continue reading “Strength [a poem]”