The road leads nowhere
Dusty and desolate,
filled with chipped concrete and rocks,
abandoned like my thoughts
A padded room, no escape.
I look into the distance
black and eerie,
like Sulphur covered remnants
my house burned to the ground
Silence, no happy chirping
to sing me on my way
No colour in the scorched fields
My path lifeless and barren
I struggle forward
one step at a time
fragmented memories torment
this fragile mind
Yearning for the yellow brick pathway
golden sunlight, sounds of life
A powerful wizard to send me home
But this is my road
my tormented path
isolation of a mind
struggling to break free
© Amanda J. Evans
Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”
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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.”
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