If you can no longer handle my truth If you can no longer handle my voice If you can longer handle my strength If you can no longer handle my beauty If you can no longer handle my bruises You no longer get to be in in my tribe
Another great quote for those of us that are struggling to understand the loss of friendships and relationships when we are chronically ill. There are a lot of us, which means that it is possible to find new people who can understand, lift us up and stand beside us. We deserve better and we have … Continue reading Heart of Gold
That sweet daughter of mine… She is my sunshine and one of two people on the earth (the other being by son) that can make me laugh so hard I cry and my stomach hurts. I love that feeling so much! Last night we talked on the phone and I said, “This is how insane … Continue reading Shower Smarts
I’ve been burnt so many times By the lure of bright burning flame No one but myself to blame I can’t hold back the urge Hoping for an energy surge My edges are getting singed And I’ve ruined my dress fringe But damn I want to go again So bad my mouth begins to froth … Continue reading This Bugs Me
Pull yourself together they tell me Tilting my head slightly Secretly afraid it will detach completely How embarrassing watching it roll I’m not sure which parts to grab Let alone how to reattach them I’m already floating around A failed attempt to stay grounded I thought I looked quite rounded Now I am utterly astounded … Continue reading Futility
~Walk away~ Straight ahead Do not sway Toddler tantrums From old men Who complain they Have it worse ~Walk away~ Head pounding Begging to burst Pause for an instant Long enough For dust to settle On my feet In my nose Better than stench Of his rotting soul ~Walk away~ You call my name Begging … Continue reading Walk Away
There is no denying the fact the living with mental and chronic illness is a challenge. This seems especially true for those of us who have also experienced trauma. Childhood trauma sets us on a path that leads to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and attachment issues. Many live in this state of maladjustment for … Continue reading Compassion
Day after day With mental illness And chronic pain I ask myself Am I enough? I used to know the answer Never even had to ask I parented, worked, played, friended All taken for granted Now just taken Reborn into another realm With new rules and new norms It's time for planting And growing Praying … Continue reading Am I Enough?