Touching the light

Touching the light

 

You touch the gold in me

The underneath

The shimmering bright

 

Sometimes it’s quiet

In my heart

Sometimes suicidal

But you touch the light

 

Embracing every prickly soul

Every angry thought

Each cold day

I grow closer to my goal

 

Of never reaching the up or over there

Just being here

Clear

Not being whole

And not minding at all

Add your reaction
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Remembrance SundayBeautiful, heart, sadnessI feel the tears welling upWorrying about sunshineAnd rainCan the world become sane? Environmental sinsHuman ...

read more
Tags:
hope,
peace
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1

Coming into the light

Please note: this piece contains references to sexual violence.

Coming into the lightIt’s 4 am and the darkness is comforting. There is a constant hum in the background coming from who knows what. I am at home and remembering a time when there only seemed to be silence and darkness. The only no...

read more
Tags:
recovery,
Survival
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 1

A sense of belonging

Please note: this story references self harm and suicide.

I remember the dazed, sickly feeling; the heat of the hospital and the incandescent fear. It had faded slightly on arrival, lurking in the background like a toothache slightly subdued by aspirin. I was angry too, at having made mistakes –...

read more
Tags:
psychosis,
putting others at risk
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0
  • 2

The Gift of Depression

I was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the age of 19 although in hindsight I was suffering from it for a long time. According to my mother, the family doctor detected signs of anxiety at the age of two when my mother took me to se...

read more
Tags:
anxiety,
depression
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4

Nettles

  Through the nettles my journey started, stinging my feet but nothing mattered. I felt nothing in my head I was always in a daze, soon I realised this was no faze. I didn't care what others thought, a...

read more
Tags:
Understanding,
Journey
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 1

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Remembrance SundayBeautiful, heart, sadnessI feel the tears welling upWorrying about sunshineAnd rainCan the world become sane? Environmental sinsHuman ...

read more
Tags:
hope,
peace
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1