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A Grief Transformed #Abuse #Grief #MightyPoets

When I was young
I begged at pianos
For others to cry.
Not for the beauty
Or poignancy of the lines -
I needed others to hear
Pain leaking; to hoot
And holler approval;
To kiss and caress
A mother's love onto my stage.

Now I am older
I play telling stories.
My ache and my need
Still preside, providing
Clay for the moulding
Of grey, soughing grief
Into clear-as-day grass.
Read on if you may,
Or not. There's beauty
Here for the taking.

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Anger #MightyPoets #PTSD #Abuse

"Between my finger and my thumbThe squat pen rests.I'll dig with it" (Seamus Heaney, 'Digging')

"The word of God is living and active...piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)

Many moons back
My anger took root.
Fear took it,
Laid it low.
It died and crept,
Riddling my soul.
Clotting it.

Glutting its leaves
I find myself
Consuming myself;
Spilling its rot;
Feeding its roots.
It’s gone to seed,
Throwing its crops
Leaving me languished.

Bring that spade,
Cut the clumps;
Slice the marrow;
Smear the meal;
Exhaust the heat,
Starve the root;
Let anger no longer
Take root in the deep,
To poison the earth
Where so many must reap.


Dear self-worth - one not so good poem but from 🩷

Dearest self-worth
Where did you go?
I am here again in this row
Trying to find you on this earth

Nowhere, nowhere I can't see you
Will you at least help me guide through?
Here we go again in this wheel
"NO" is something I can't feel

Being toxic to me once again
When will I get better, when?
Derest self-worth please come back
I feel like terrible wreck

Please help me see the right
So that I don't fall into fright
Let me praise my true self
And appreciate my inner wealth

#MightyPoets #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Selfcare #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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Dignitas #MightyPoets #MentalHealth #PTSD #Depression #Fightingthegoodfight #SuicidalThoughts #SuicidalIdeation

It seems to me the noblest way to go:
A legal, self-propitiating end;
Released relief and tender kiss
from one effacing peace that can't
delay or disappoint, anymore.

If only I could sever my belonging,
Saying truthfully "I hurt no-one",
"I leave no wake-ing pain after my last-ing act.
To muliply my mess would be
Irrational, unloving.

Thus, at this particular end I chip my start:
I love my family too much to end my life
And hate them, for they prompt in me
This heartless love that means
I mustn't.

The love of man compells me in this fight.
Why should it?

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Reflections on writing poetry #MightyPoets #MentalHealth

A poem is a pleasure to divulge.
Pressing, sleek-blocked, plush into the page
It bares its wares luxuriant to any
Eye that hungers for sensation's beautious blushes.

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Mount Calvary by Melanie R.

Mount Calvary

They don’t mind to see me-
my blood and body thinned.
My bruises of the beatings,
physical weakness I’ve been in.
Wrapped up in all their doings,
walking by.
Obscured to all the suffering,
the price –
the prayers I’ve cried.

I’m up here on my cross,
I wish that they could see,
the moments that I suffer through the pain…the misery.
Have they come to mock me?
Rather than reprieve?
Do they like to see me suffer?,
with every breath I breathe?

Said if I was anointed,
meander my way down-
If I’m a chosen one of God,
put on my rightful crown.
They plundered and they pilfered,
all that I had left…
and only came to watch me die
atop this mountain cliff!!

No broken bones
but wounds to bear.
Water and blood,
A scar formed there.
A symbol of true suffering
brought down upon The Mighty King.

It’s done –
it has been finished!
His story that will reign!
If we share in of His suffering,
our glory’s shared in pain.

He kept His scars
hands, feet, and side
to prove His love,
His sacrifice.

To all my friends,
it won’t be long.
Put on your cross,
and just hold strong!
Trust Jesus has the victory,
saved since that day on Calvary!

#ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MitochondrialDisease #sjogrens #BackPain #RheumatoidArthritis #MightyPoets #Christians #MightyTogether #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome #AxonalNeuronalNeuropathies

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It’s Only in your Head…

I always hate hearing someone tell me this. Of course it is in my head! But why should that make it any less real?? #Depression #MentalHealth #Anxiety #MightyPoets #Poetry #PanicAttacks

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