My Redeemer

I’ve been faced with death
more times than I can count lately.
It’s a very scary thing

but God is my redeemer.

I am alive and well
because of Him.
I refuse to give death any satisfaction.

Bullied to the Grave

depression
bullying
eating disorders
suicide and suicidal thoughts
… and everything else in between

These are very real problems and shouldn’t be locked up in a closet somewhere. This is just one of the many, many scenarios of what you may be going through.

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if this is you or someone you know.

Everything is “normal” at first glance.
You could be the shyest person around
or even the most popular girl or boy;
anyone can become a victim.

For no explainable reason,
one day, your life got turned upside down
by someone who is fighting
his or her own demonic battles.

You are living in a nightmare,
day in and day out,
you try to find an escape route
from the dirty words and jokes,
mean looks, and cruel laughs
of those who are not in your shoes.

You cope and deal with it the best way
that you can
but the pain and scar
of the taunting and teasing
is squeezing your life support.

You start doing and thinking things
That has never really crossed your mind before;
you are constantly in a foul mood,
depressed, and stressed.

You suffer alone
in the confines of your room
wishing you could tell a parent or a friend
but for you, it probably wouldn’t matter at this point
because you are at the end of your rope anyway.

You have been a bullying victim for months,
Inside and outside of school.
Even on the social networks,
there is no breath of fresh air for you;
there is no end to the madness.

None. At least not yet.

Everything is in perspective now,
the pain you feel
won’t ease up
until you are out of the picture.

The Daring Voices

depression
bullying
eating disorders
suicide and suicidal thoughts
… and everything else in between

These are very real problems and shouldn’t be locked up in a closet somewhere. This is just one of the many, many scenarios of what you may be going through.

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if this is you or someone you know.

There’s a daring voice within,
barking commands;
telling you what to do
– right or wrong –
it shall be done;
one way or another
the killer voice will win.

It is out of your control
once medication
has lost its way
from your bloodstream.

Lonely and Alone

depression
bullying
eating disorders
suicide and suicidal thoughts
… and everything else in between

These are very real problems and shouldn’t be locked up in a closet somewhere. This is just one of the many, many scenarios of what you may be going through.

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if this is you or someone you know.

You feel alone
in this bustling world.

You don’t know what to do
or who to trust
so you keep all of
your troubles locked up tight within,

you feel safe enough inside your head
where hopefully, no one
can touch not even
a single hair on your head

Then one day, you decide to
let your guard down,
you buckled in to blend in,

but things take a turn
for the worst and you are left
out there in the cold to die alone.
You don’t know who to trust.

Remembrance

depression
bullying
eating disorders
suicide and suicidal thoughts
… and everything else in between

These are very real problems and shouldn’t be locked up in a closet somewhere. This is just one of the many, many scenarios of what you may be going through.

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if this is you or someone you know.  

Shattered hearts.
From within they must heal.
Memories are all that’s left
of their lives cut short.
Their light bulbs
can never be replaced.
They will never be forgotten.

Weigh Each Word

Don’t throw
words like blocks.
Don’t hurt
feelings as a detox.

Tune into the way
how people feel.
Try to remember not to
use them as an escape wheel.

It’s not an invitation
to pound flesh.
Renew your mind
and stay refreshed.

Weigh each word carefully,
words leave a residue.
Weigh each word as if
they are your last, thank you

Words can sting
and hurt like crazy.
Words can stink
and make everything hazy.

Once they are said,
you are on your own.
Once they hit the wall,
they are set in stone.

There’s an emphasis
placed on “weigh”.
There’s a lot riding
on how rough or soft you play.

Weigh each word carefully,
words leave a residue
Weigh each word as if
they are your last, thank you

People will forget
the lovely things for a season.
Yet, they will always remember
the bad things for some reason.

And they will hurt as if
the pain is fresh so do good.
And they won’t often remember
to forgive like they should.

Remember words are
heavier than sand.
Remember to stay humble
and stay off of “no man’s land”.

Blanket of Warmth

I am blessed with life, love, and family.
And, by the grace of God, I am here.

I am thankful for these things and so many more.
Appreciating life in a more positive light.
Bypassing the bad, forging on with the good.

With that being said,
prayer has been a consistent blanket of warmth.

More appreciation, less complaining.
Working on putting down the gadgets
and enjoying the people and things around me.

Overall, living a happier and more fulfilled life.
Using what I have to my advantage.