The Great Fire

This voice comes scurrying in like a fat plague rat when I least expect it. I'm armed with a barbed baseball bat and ready to strike. My mental health will not succumb to buboes; inflamed, painful thoughts pushing against my skull. Your infestation will not reach my positivity, locked deep within the crevasses of my brain. A great fire has arisen and scorches the areas of disease. Burn, burn it all away. Destroy the negativity running like sewage through the streets of my mind. Engulf the despair and chase out the black death of depression killing my soul. 

Burn it all. Glowing orange I burst with joy, embers of my happiness landing on the wet ground. Plumes of smoke curl delicately skyward. I swing my weapon towards the besetment; their red eyes wide as I strike. Goring the plague, I leave scorched footprints in my wake. From the ashes sprout flame-red lilies, fragrant shoots colouring the grey land. I burn onwards. 

Add your reaction
  • 1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3

Scratch

Am burst.  Too many failures in such a short time has left me utterly burst. Left my PhD. Applied for a medical writer job and got rejected. Thought I had a job now and that's basic...

read more
Tags:
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0

I Sell Smiles

I sell a smile with every drink,brief interactionswith souls dancing in the night.   I fill vials of poison, venomous green, handed to strangers who fervently gulpto forget th...

read more
Tags:
coping strategies,
depression
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1

Gutted.

I'm disillusioned. I'm fed up. The only thing I have passion for is creativity, but nobody's hiring someone on the basis of sheer love for a craft alone. They want degree certificates, three years experience. They discouraged pursui...

read more
Tags:
dealing with past experiences,
depression
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1

How are we supposed to be?

How are we supposed to be?Don't say "yourself" thats plain to see!How are we supposed to be?Restricted by our limitations or wild and free?How are we supposed to be?Looking over our shoulder, whose wa...

read more
Tags:
recovery,
#mentalhealth
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0

What's Inside

What’s Inside “It’s not a tale, but a story that is constantly being written.” It’s not enough to simply see you from the outside. read more

Tags:
self-worth,
love
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

MMC (mind mental health collective) Surf Angels

Tub bathing-Rat trap-Is my cool down groove time- Deep slumber foam dive-With solitary music- Candle lit soft flame-Aroma sense switch off

read more
Tags:
poem
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0