Depression controls my body.
Anxiety speeds up my heart.
Paranoia moves my eyes and strengthens my ears.
This empty feeling in my gut controls my tears.
The hopelessness keeps me in my bed.
The sleeping causes me to miss the day.
The crying makes me curl into a ball.
The agitation limits my friends.
The writing no longer brings me joy.
Depression controls my body,
And I can’t make it go away…


Internal Pain

Salty tears travel down my cheek,
A constricting grip is put on my chest,
A slow cloaking darkness encircles me.
My eyes inch,
They are stained red.
Sharpness glides upon my delicate skin,
Blood drips from the wrist.
The grip is released.
The tear trails dry.
The pain is dulled.
For now.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

Just As You Are - Jill Lemming

Destructive thoughts within our minds
can keep us in despair…
those doubts and insecurities
are not worth the pain they bear.

It’s sad to carry baggage
that causes grief and shame…
and in time we come to realize
we have ourselves to blame.

We can choose our way of thinking
and ask God to give us peace…
as we pray for a healthy attitude,
our negative thoughts will cease.

These human hearts are fragile
and sometimes we can’t see…
it takes some effort on our part
to find worth and security.

Don’t let those demons haunt you
and keep you in the dark…
just know that God, who formed you,
loves you just the way you are.


Tricky Feeling

Loneliness can be a tricky thing.
You can be surrounded by people,
And still feel all alone.
That no one is there.
You can have someone listen to you for hours,
And still feel all alone.
That no one will hear you.
When you have neither these things,
The feeling is worse.
Nowhere to go.
I’m always moving,
Nothing is waiting for me.
Nothing to go back to.
Just a wonderer.
This time, lost.



Never leaving the house.
Nothing to do.
Never trying to be around people.
I’ll make a fool of myself.
A constant nagging feeling
That no one wants to be with me.
I shut myself in
To the prison of my mind.
Torturing myself
With my insecurities.
How can anyone
Learn to love me,
When I hate myself
So much?

“There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.” John Steinbeck

New Beginnings - Gertrude B. McClain

It’s only the beginning now
…a pathway yet unknown
At times the sound of other steps
…sometimes we walk alone

The best beginnings of our lives
May sometimes end in sorrow
But even on our darkest days
The sun will shine tomorrow.

So we must do our very best
Whatever life may bring
And look beyond the winter chill
To smell the breath of spring.

Into each life will always come
A time to start anew
A new beginning for each heart
As fresh as morning dew.

Although the cares of life are great
And hands are bowed so low
The storms of life will leave behind
The wonder of a rainbow.

The years will never take away
Our chance to start anew
It’s only the beginning now
So dreams can still come true.



Never knowing what
Wrong I did,
To make you despise me
So much.
A text from you
Was all I got.
To tell me to leave,
Go away.
Never given
A reason.
Never given
Now I just sit here,
And wonder.

“My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu (via thominoz)

(Source: locsofpoetry, via lonelystarstuff)

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