WORK IN PROGRESS

Maybe life is a work in progress,

Slow to see results, miracles not abundant.

Maybe life is a lot of waiting and wishing,

Wading through the muddy water

Before you reach your dreams.

Maybe life is little moments strung together of joy and sadness, of waiting and then receiving.

Maybe, life is simply a jumbled, beautiful mess.

-tmtf

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EMPTINESS ADRIFT

Falling like a snowflake,

melting in the spring

I pry my eyes wide open

to feel the familiar emptiness.

It’s in my heart

It’s in my conscious

Maybe it’s always been there.

Emptiness is all encompassing,

swallowing me whole like a snake

eating it’s first meal of the day.

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MY MIND

In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness month, I was inspired to write this poem as my first Daily Prompt post.

My mind,

utterly numb and drained,

restless sleep

plaguing my being,

I descend into chaotic melancholy

that is depression

and anxiety.

The two devils sitting on my shoulder–

one screaming don’t care,

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IN HONOR OF MAY BEING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH… ARE YOU VITAMIN DEFICIENT?

**I am not a doctor, so please don’t rely on this information completely – I’ve Googled as best as I can, plus added my own experience, so things may not be perfect!

I wanted to speak about something that’s not talked about enough: Vitamin deficiency.

If you’re struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, try asking your doctor about getting your blood tested to see if you’re deficient in anything.

Vitamin D is a big one that either can lead to or worsen depression.

But, this may be new to you… Have you heard of Brazil nuts? Those large ones that come in containers of mixed nuts? Yes, those. They contain an important mineral called Selenium. My hubby came upon a man named Tim Ferriss as a guest on a podcast who was sharing his story of depression and suicidal thoughts, and he brought up Brazil nuts. (Tim Ferriss has a podcast of his own and that’s here: http://tim.blog/podcast/)

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TRAPPED IN THIS MIND

I feel fragile and weak and I can hardly speak.

I’m lost, and down, painted on my face is a permanent frown.

You ask how I am,

And I reply “Fine.”

If only you knew the depression I’m in,

How rich I would be with every dime.

You can say “Feel better”,

But this illness isn’t quite so simple.

It sticks around to haunt you,

It erases every smile, every dimple.

I’m just trying to keep it together each moment that comes,

Hoping that one day, the sun will shine and I won’t feel numb.

-tmtf

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