When you request honesty, I deliver. Knowing what I'll be met with is judgement. You can tell me 100 times in a row that you're working on changing, but the year's responses have taught me what to expect. I may act aloof, but I'm not naive. I've learned to hide the true expectation of disappointment [...]

“Start Where You Are”

Is it always so strange to see things from a perspective other than what we're comfortable with? The word "comfortable" is used so flippantly day to day. Our "comfort zone" or eating "comfort food" while watching movies with our "comfort blanket" (while when we were young children sucked our thumb to soothe aka "comfort" ourselves).Is [...]

An apology fit for… Hopefully understanding..

๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜'๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง. I never meant to on purpose. It was a road paved in golden good intentions. I swore having all of you to remain accountable to, would help keep me honest and aware but instead, I hid from you all as well. It's been ugly and [...]

Untitled by The Shy Poet

Photo by Simon Migaj on Pexels.com I asked her if she was okay.And she said, โ€œIโ€™m fine. I swear.โ€But when I looked into her eyes,I clearly saw her struggles there. She quickly looked away,And tried her best to smile.She said softly, โ€œIโ€™ll make it through this,Itโ€™s just taking me a while.โ€ I knew she was [...]

What I Think Will Be A Short Story – Symbolism and Metaphors

Have you ever stared into the distance and thought ๐Ÿ’ญ to yourself something so twisted you ๐Ÿค” think to yourself that whoever has figured out the telepathy technology is going to send some sort of federal response after me. Oh, don't get excited, I'm not talking the "foil hat" worries, just trying to put the [...]

Broken or Resiliant..

I have never been one to take advantage of an "I told you so" situation. I've always just wanted to fix the issue, not live in the moment and gloat about the win. I just want everyone to feel loved, cared for, and empowered. I don't dwell on those moments, because I've grown up being [...]

I Wish It Was..

I wish this were a happier update. The fact of the matter is I'm in the midst of a depressive episode. I'm looking to escape in all the wrong places. Nothing seems to be going right, I'm anxious all the time, the opportunities to tell those above my (authority wise) rank "I told you so" [...]

Chinese Finger Trap..

**DISCLAIMER** If the title is offensive, please educate me on the name of the trinket that you get your fingers stuck if you pull, but if you push then lightly pull back you free your fingers. If I had to attempt to explain where my own personal mental health is at, the title does it [...]