Introspection

I keep breaking Pain escalating I can’t be the only one with this emptiness. The pain combines with rage and you beg the darkness to swallow you whole I keep wanting to break things I live for the sane moment the fracture brings They remind me that I’m not entirely lost What does it mean…

The Dubious Task of Depression

Depression is a real thing, and as we continue to lose people to the emptiness they can’t fill, I hope we can be compassionate. How can someone begin to explain? It’s a lot easier to self medicate or over medicate with illegal or legal drugs to try to dull the pain. The relief that you…

Does that make me crazy by Bassey Ikpi

I first heard Bassey Ikpi’s voice during one of the Def Jam Poetry shows…it was clear as a bell and I felt an instant connection to her. At the time, she was known as a writer / poet but not much more. Since then, she’s become an advocate for mental health and started to speak…

The Struggle of being Bi-Polar. Introduction.

So, I’ve known for a very long time that there was something not normal about me. I couldn’t keep friends, I alientated people yet desired them around me at the same time, I cried for weeks on end then I would go numb and I just couldn’t deal. Emotions overwhelmed me and I tried to…