Monthly Archives: October 2015

Poem of the Month – “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan

Welcome to Poem of the Month! An end(ish) of the month highlight of one poem I came across during the month that left a powerful impression on me. This month I’m highlighting Shane Koyczan‘s “To This Day.” This poem not only … Continue reading

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Trying to Write – Journal Confessions

I’m trying to write, and it is so hard to concentrate. Hospital visits, medical appointments, breakdowns, mind numbing medication, and conversations with specialist whirl about and replay in my head. I just feel so numb right now. Distant. Distracted. Disassociated. … Continue reading

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Firestarter

She sets fires With the routine ease Of setting tables for supper. Disrupting lives with complete disregard For those she’s hurting. She’s hurting, But covinced she’s doing everything right; Can’t see the forest Or the trees Just the fire, And … Continue reading

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Broken Promises of the Mental Health Care System

The past few days have been filled with breakdowns and hospitals. I find myself desperately calling out for help, but it seems unless I threaten self harm, then no one is willing to help. Listening to news commentators and politicians … Continue reading

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What It Felt Like

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Eccedentesiast

A sorrow so deep; Perpetual wounds Calling for the end With sweet Siren allure. Hidden Behind the false bright Of our forced and fractured grins. We fear To speak the pain; Fear You won’t love us if we did. Fear … Continue reading

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“Red Sky Blues” by Matthew Davis – A Book Review

Red Sky Blues, written by Matthew Davis, is a fast paced tale set in the desert town of Hanford, California; a haven for dreadfully wicked and impossible beings living secretly among humankind. Thomas Grey, occult scholar and reclusive mage, is … Continue reading

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I Hope You Die in a Freak Accident

Wishing for someone to die,And wanting to harm someone,Are twoCompletelyDifferent things. For instance,I’m not sayingI want to cut your break lines.I’m sayingThat I want your breaks to quit working.I want your car to run off a bridge,And you to end … Continue reading

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It’s Yours, huh?

It’s yours, huh? For two and a half years, Blood, sweat, and tears, I have picked through the wreckage. A pilgrimage Into the seedy underbelly closet Of your neglect. I shipwrecked myself on your criticisms. Got lost trying to find … Continue reading

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When I Didn’t Make Much of You…

When I didn’t make much of you;When I could no longer hide the bruises;When I refused to pretend the cracks in my skin were shadows,Instead of pointing to your cross,You threw stones.You made these bonesA home for guilt,And a place … Continue reading

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Poem of the Month – “Waste” by Buddy Wakefield

I know I’m late for Poem of the Month where I feature a poem at the end of the month-ish. The Poem of the Month is a poem I share that stood out during my poetry readings and watchings. The … Continue reading

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Safe Haven for Angels

It’s cancer, Letting you in these doors; Letting you speak. You Have spoken Far too much. Your words Choke the life from angels, Leave bloody feathers on the floor. Your words Are war. Against every Good and beautiful thing. You’ve … Continue reading

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Cracked Windows and Brave Souls

It’s in the eyes. Windows to the soul. Cracked, Chipped, Awash in the far too much. Darkened windows For a darkened soul. Or more, A darkened soul Created by broken windows. Windows crack Against the forceful impact Of stone on … Continue reading

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This Ugly Broken Misfit Skin

This skin is an uncomfortably ill fitted soul covering. Worn down from years of battle scars, ink marks, and stretching itself beyond its means. A lesser concern to the yearning burning within to obtain the knowledge one’s self. Etched with … Continue reading

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Disregard…I’m Trying to Center Myself

There are nights, like tonight, when the anxiety is too much. It rises up like some primal fear telling you to run. I want nothing more than to make it stop. I can’t focus. My stomach is in knots. There … Continue reading

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