Hoarding

I have one room that looks like it could be featured on hoarders.  I work to clean it up, I get overwhelmed, and with in a week or two I am in worse of a mess than before.  Thanks to DH I keep it mostly to one room.  I didn’t have any problem when I…

Invisible

Thank you to the lady that let me share her poetry.   The invisible illness I am a prisoner of my own body, Chained and a life proclaimed by pain. I am in a state of constant war, There are deep scars. There is no colour sharp enough to reflect my pain, There is no…

He Was WEAK

I follow several other survivors working towards healthier living.  Their posts inspire, encourage, and sometimes trigger me.  I am sharing a link to Roots to Blossom.  I took 4 days to read through her analysis as to why she was abused.  Then another day to read all the comments.  I recommend reading the comments.  Ntexas99…

Another voice

Sometimes I feel so alone.  I watch other people playing, working and living while I try to get up off the couch.  I felt isolated and alone.  Counseling helped me to see that I am not alone.  The internet helped me to connect with other people struggling with daily issues that sound a lot like…

Getting out of the hole

I’m not a soldier but this poem depicts why I write.  I was deep in a hole.  Fortunately, my counselor understood how to help me get out of my hole.  I want to pass on what I learned.  I still struggle with many things but I have a life now that 20 years ago I…

PTSD Awareness month

I try to raise awareness of PTSD every month. However, this is a designated time to share stories. The VA is attempting to help others connect with those with PTSD.  I found the page but haven’t ventured too far into it.  OK I’m at the beginning and feeling a bit intimidated. I am sharing the…