I just don’t know.I once heard that reality is “just an agreement.”But, as a society, we don’t agree on much!That’s why community is so damn important!And, within a community, you find those people who help you to see…These are the … Continue Reading What Is Real And What Isn’t (A Poem)
Most People Don’t Have A Problem With Mental Illness Until Someone With Mental Illness “Expresses Themselves” (A Poem)
How many of you can relate? I’ve all but seen people back away when I express myself. Namely on social media. What are they thinking? I was fine when I appeared normal, no doubt! But now… Now when I’m ill… … Continue Reading Most People Don’t Have A Problem With Mental Illness Until Someone With Mental Illness “Expresses Themselves” (A Poem)
Here Until I’m Gone Here Until I’m Gone: 40 Poems About Trauma, Illness, And The Inevitability Of Death is a booklet of poetry by Mio Angelo of Mentally Ill in America. The poems capture the challenges of living with chronic … Continue Reading Book Review: Here Until I’m Gone (& Thoughts on Therapeutic Writing) — Mental Health @ Home
Having kids and living life may be worth it,Unless it’s as the title describes.It’s terrible to think about their being neglect.Not living?Or, being put in a position of deep despair,Of chronic illness?Nothing can prepare the educated mind for a life … Continue Reading Wrong, Selfish, And Neglectful (A Poem From “Here Until I’m Gone”)
Good morning, fellow bloggers! 🙂 Available (and, complimentary to my readers) as of November 15, 2020… “Here Until I’m Gone: … Continue Reading My Poem Book Is Complimentary And Is Now Available!
How long will I hold on?As long as I need to!Or want to really.As long as I can!It’s not talked about all that much.The differences in our beliefs.You believe in things I can’t fathom,And, I am sure you feel pretty … Continue Reading The Right To Exist (A Poem)
What I am doing is what can be done.But, what I am feeling just can’t be undone.It’s such a cluster fuck these days!How is taking an eraser to my friends okay, because it’s your religion?Strangely, my religion says things too!And, … Continue Reading An Eye For An Eye Kind Of Love (A Poem)
So amazing yet so difficult!Not everyone shares the same pain!For those with chronic illness,This is our existence, our destiny!How powerful of a notion is that?Existence/destiny?Maybe I’ve got Yoda on the brain,When I say, “To be without a disease, any disease, … Continue Reading Yoda On The Brain (A Poem)
When I slow down, breathe deeply, and relax,I feel as though I will always be where I am at!When does the anxiety go away?When do the voices subside?When does the paranoia disappear?When does the depression wane? I want another shot … Continue Reading Feelings (A Poem)
My wife and I recently got ourselves a Dachshund.He is great and we love him very much!He has a good … Continue Reading I Got A Dachshund Doggie (A Poem)
I sometimes wonder,Whether my mental health is worse,Due to my philosophical outlook.Is it possible, that too much philosophy hurts me?When you have severe mental illness,That is a worthwhile question to ask!
There are no easy answers.Whatever you do, there will be a trade-off!Life sucks!You can try as you might, but you will never be free of all your symptoms!The question is, “how much can you take?”That’s really what this boils down … Continue Reading The Challenge For Optimal Mental Health, Part One (A Poem)
How can I tell you that this isn’t all me?That it’s a lot of the illness and only some of me?While I can’t control my thoughts…I can control how I sometimes perceive those thoughts!That’s when I try my hardest!The ego … Continue Reading The Challenge For Optimal Mental Health, Part Two (A Poem)
Sometimes I go to bed with gratitude.I am grateful when I can see good things.Granted, it’s not every day.But, it … Continue Reading Sometimes, I Go To Bed Grateful (A Poem)
I can’t be fixed.If I could have fixed myself, I would have.A long time ago, actually.
I want to die.I want my life to be over.I want to go now.I am tired.Tired of pretending.Tired of putting … Continue Reading Worsening Depression (A Poem)