Mistress – Author Maggie Mae

Depression is

A vicious mistress

She lulls you

Into a quiet sleep

To awaken you

With nightmares

Of pain

The mistress

Of sadness

She pulls and pushes

Until the abyss

Is full of ghosts

Of loss and failure

No light

No love

 

Depression is

A vicious mistress

Do not accept

Her gifts

Solitude and tears

Do not listen

To her negative whispers

No matter what

She chatters

You are beautiful

You do have worth

You are loved

 

©  Maggie Mae

Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”


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I Have a Name

Preface  . . .  

We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’  We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us.  These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.

There are many people silently suffering as a result.  They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion.  There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society.  The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people.  They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.

It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world.  “You Have a Name.”

Brenda-Lee Ranta,  author of Allegories, and Myriad of Perceptions

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  1. Reblogged this on The Lyrical Journal and commented:
    Did you get your copy?? A wonderful collection from poets around the world about living with a silent disorder.. such a poignant read..

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