The Cloak

There's a cloak wrapped tight around me. A cloak of grief. A cloak of fear. A cloak of wanton weariness.   Keeping me dry, From tears that threaten to rain. Softening painful memories, That strike like buffeting winds.   My mother. My sister. My grandmother. My familial trinity gone.   Reunited and cleansed of mortal imperfection. [...]

In Verse

I introduced myself to my fellow writers in the awakening authors course I'm starting soon. I introduced myself in verse 🙂

Opening a New Door

I've been doing a writing challenge this week and discovered I love it!! Really, really love it 🙂 Part of my recovery is looking to the future and finding purpose. Seeing what freedom looks like means seeing a future focused on interesting things - not mental health issues and what I am (or am not) [...]

I dream

  I dream that one day I will be freed from the shackles of anxiety's chaos. Freed from the pounding heart, shallow breaths and rattled nerves - the insecurities, fears and chronic doubts. Freed from the desire to tear at my nails, scratch up my hands and carve into my own soft flesh. I dream that [...]

The Gift of Prayer

My private convictions do not stretch to organised religion or belief in a deity. I do however, have very strong personal spiritual beliefs. Religion and spirituality are separate concepts. They may exist concurrently or independently, and are incredibly individual and personal. Imagine what a wonderful world it could be, if universally everyone took comfort in their own beliefs, and offered acceptance to differing viewpoints. [...]