I write because there are so many people out there that have no voice.
   They live miserable lives in needless silence, out of fear of ridicule and judgement.

   People have got to realize just how harmful being silent is.
   Silence is the true killer.

   My mandate from God is to show others like me, with mental illness(es), that they are not alone nor are they the only ones who feel as they do.
   It empowers people to see someone else has and/or is going through something similar in life.
   To see and know that someone else with similar problems and issues is there is very inspiring, I believe.

   And those on the outside, the loved ones of the person going through what they are going through need to see and feel what it's like to be mentally ill, no matter how graphically it's presented.
   I believe people need to see life and the world as they really are at times.
   Life isn't always a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And there isn't always a light at the end of the tunnel.

   No one is perfect, especially me.
   I feel a lot, and have felt a lot. I have gone through a lot and I continue to go through much.

   I have known a lot of pain. I have felt much anger and hate, mostly at and with myself.
   I have seen a lot in my life, as does everyone, but not as I see things. Not that how I see things is special or great, not in the least.
   I have been given many talents and gifts by God for a reason. So I might as well use them, that's why I have been given them.

   I hope to empower people, to inspire people, to encourage people.
   I hope to offer some kind of hope, however that may be.

   No one should feel all alone in life and the world. No one should have to suffer in silence, EVER!!!
   That is why I write, to reach out to people, to be a voice to the voiceless.
   Through illustrating my own feelings and emotions I seek to show people that we are all not okay, and that's okay. Everyone is messed up in one way or another, and anyone saying different is a liar.

   I hope what I write is in some way, a blessing to whomever reads my poems.

1 comment:

  1. Yes you have been blessed by God with a very good writing skill. Spelling, grammar and composition. All of it. Not so good in math, but creative right-brain thinker. The fact that you are helping many people continues to drive you. I know how it feels to be pressured by illness and past memories, and to feel hopeless. I also know what God has done for me too through creativity. Thanks for sharing your very private story. It has blessed me to read it.


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