Mental Health Monday – 09.19.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness It took me a long time to figure out that I was damaged. I had to learn that the trauma of early childhood had embedded itself deep in my psyche and molded my behaviors and how I viewed the world and my place in it. This was after decades of heavy drug and alcohol […]

Mental Health Monday – 06.27.22

Good stress and bad stress. We notice one and tend to deny the other. I don’t think that many of us realize that it is not our overabundance of bad stress that is killing us, but instead, it is the lack of good stress. We are complex machines. We are built to do work. To […]

Mental Health Monday – 05.30.22

Patience. Timing. The cold, analytical mind, over the burning heart of passion. We know something is wrong and we want to change it. Now. Oh, we are an impatient and petulant species. Quick to anger, quick to fight, and quick to love. Quick to choose sides, and quick to abandon them. We follow our impulses, […]

Mental Health Monday – 05.23.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness There are no medals for toughness. I tell my team all the time, “No one is going to build a statue in your honor if you die at work. If you want glory in death, then be a soldier, or a police officer,  or a firefighter. No one is paying you to put your […]

That Moment of Supplication

Jesus handed me the bread and said, “This is my Body.” Jesus handed me the wine and smiled, “This is my Blood” and then He passed me a new promise, said He loved us all so much.   Tempted – He denied the enemy, then He was crucified for me and suffered like no other, […]

Rain Rolls Down

She’s not alright tonight, the passion’s gone and she’s burned out. Gave up the right to fight and she’s blaming Him for how it turned out.   ‘Cause when the party’s over and the moment’s just a memory, when the sun has set, she feels so alone. She can’t forgive herself, so how could He? […]

Visually Distorted

Vision – This uncompromising stare, lays me bare – layer by layer. No cover – No other No faking it. True one and to you the ultimate. Feed off the mistakes of our loved ones. Consume – Regurgitate and hope you don’t choke on it.   Exposed – Naked as a newborn I grow – […]

Emancipate

I’m running out, stripping away, done holding back, or holding on. Done none too much, staggered to stay and wait ’till someone comes along. It don’t take me away, I’m trying to run on out. See the same thing day after day, trying to walk, feet nailed down.   Will she save me? Or can […]

Bitter Water Healin’

The past – never lasts. The cure – is so unsure. I’ve broken every cast, spiked the mix and still it’s pure.   Unadulterated – Chronic masturbated I know, I probably should have waited, can’t remain this aggravated – and surviving on nothing’s just part of disbelief. Holding close to closing, press the button for […]

Man Who Isn’t There

So she says I’m wasting, she’s probably right. There’s a moment when taking is just not alright. I respect her thinking, she’s been here before and now I’m not drinking, get up off the floor.   Can I save myself? Can I do right? I’m sure I can, just not tonight. God, let me sleep, […]

Sad Smile

Each dawn brings new light, new life. Insight sighs and resolutions fine. How it cleans her naked form, bed of sheets no longer warm, just food for the worms in time. Sun creeps into her eyes, she can see herself in dawn’s light; remembers dreaming of something more, not an hour before. She greets the […]