Hope is My Middle Name

This is the story of a girl, who cried a river and drowned the whole world. Although she wants her story to be told, to protect her family, she wishes to remain anonymous. Hope is My Middle Name I was the unexpected and unwanted child of two drug-addicted alcoholics. When I was four years old,

Photo Album

Going through these photos They go pretty far back Somehow in my moves from coast to coast I’ve retained my photos I’ve left behind clothes And furniture And rugs And pets And people More than once As they can attest And here I am again Deciding what to keep Only what I need Only what

Won By a Whisper

Speaking louder than any screamScreaming from the rooftopsScreaming in the woodsDoesn't seem to resonateLikeScreaming behind the wheelDon't scream at your familyDon't scream at yourselfJust tell the truthAndOwn your heartUse words to speakYour mindEveryone will not agreeThat's OKThat's their rightBut so do youHave those rights tooSo use themIf you mightEncounter thoseWho force upon YouSomething feeling sort

Pain is a Choice.. and it is Time To Let Go

All of this painPain I carried inside of meBecame my pain when I agreed to come into this worldI experienced painI experienced abuseI observedI participatedAnd then when I finishedI remembered that the pain was a choiceAnd I fully appreciate itAllI honor my experienceI embrace the lessonI am grateful to every sentient being who has helped

Absurdity

F you if you think I'm going to be manipulated by your IncoherenceLack of understandingI can feel your solar plexus all fired upAnd the pressure in your brainI can see you pulling strawsAnd making dots connectThat don't really connectMaking moves with wordsThat make no senseOnly to youBecause you're insecureLike a rat in a mazeAnd you