you are trapped within
this wrought iron cage
not gilded, movements
can I buy the key
does anyone have the key
unlock the padlock
let you find the light
return to who I knew
the torrent of your thoughts
twisting within your head
calm to manic – seconds
I don’t know if I can
my arms not long enough
to reach – placate
management not decisive
I run out of strength
the wheels rolled
your anger matched
journey we traveled
too much to bare
I stopped the car
returning home you
angry as before
where do I find the key
or give you strength
to bend the bars
The power of the skull from distant lands
it’s effluvium beckons me, I know not why
mandible held against my lips, I inhale
it’s death into my soul, my once pure thoughts
now anomalous, suspended in the attic hollow
where reasoning once resided, I stand on stone
in wild winds, lightning sutures blotted skies
can I recant the voodoo which enslaves me
my mind blank my body weary, the meaning unknown of why
I was chosen to wield the blood stained shears
that grew from straw, held high above my head
I shout unto the universe
“Release me from this darkened hell”
“I am not stopping you” I hear it whisper in return
when the raven calls at night
on the precipice of dreams and nightmares
do you succumb
relinquishing to darkness, one by one your foot steps
not adhering to the craggy ground
as you fall ever deeper into your singular mind
searching for an ending
tumbling ever forward, no ability to secure sanity
that once prevailed, clinging to the present
no doors for your escape
guessing what is real and what is not
overpowering bad considerations, scream loud
not to be defeated
bloodied scratching fingernails, asylum arms
grasping from all sides convincing you you're safe "come with me", they whisper echoing in your ears
would it ever be ~ where is your sanctuary
are lines defined, the misinterpreted voices that you hear
cast fears aside, do not fall into the cavity
PLEASE RE- BLOG Shaun from http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com has kindly and generously written a blog for Liptember to help Kayla raise funds for the fight against Mental Illness. He has donated recently, as have a few of my readers. Please read and if you can donate (for those that haven’t already) we would be most grateful. Thank You! We now have a Pay Pal address for those who have had difficulty donating – thank you.
PAY PAL EMAIL ADDRESS IS :- firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put in the description Liptember on behalf of Kayla. THANK YOU!
This is my comment on Shaun’s post.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and Kayla’s for doing this HELP Blog for Mental illness, as you have written quite rightly, it is an invisible disease.
These young girls who suffer need help with funding to try and find reasoning/cures as to why they are afflicted. So many suffer and answers need to be found in order to help them. The only solution at present is to go on medication to relieve the symptoms of depression or anxiety. I as a mother, Kayla’s mother do not want my daughter on medication. All mothers and fathers assume that because their child is born physically healthy that nothing will effect them mentally. I did not know when she was born healthy, that later on in her young adult life she would then suffer from these conditions, she is 27 years old.
I ask, your readers if they are able to donate to help fight this to try and find an answer.
Please remember to put that it is on behalf of Kayla.
If you require a tax receipt, please email the Liptember Foundation and request one. If the direct link to Kayla does not work, please forward to the banking details that are above.
Thank you Shaun so very much for spreading the word in trying to help not only my daughter, but for millions of girls, young women and adults all over the world.
PS: Could I please ask if you donate to also let Shaun or I know as Kayla would very much like to thank you all in a post and your links to your site will be included in the thank you.
For those that have been kind enough to donate to the Liptember cause (see link below) that Kayla (my daughter) is raising monies for, please see the details below. As yet they do not have a link on line for overseas donations 😦 I know it’s messy this way, so I understand if it’s put in the ‘all too hard basket”.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 062 000
Acc no: 1390 1111
We’re thrilled to have you on board and very impressed with your position on the leader board so early 😉
If your sponsors donate directly to the charity and receive a receipt, they can make a direct donation via bank deposit and notify us by email so we can issue them a receipt. We would then credit these donations to your profile.
I have registered for Liptember – Please sponsor me or donate to the cause! Please go to the attached link- thank you SO MUCH!!! https://www.liptember.com.au/kayla.tacken
Liptember is committed to raising funds and awareness for gender specific mental health issues for women.
Through a fun, fresh and engaging campaign, Liptember encourages women to openly communicate and familiarise themselves with gender specific mental health issues.
Please share and join to help raise money and awareness for Women’s Mental Health.
The rules are simple. A month is all it takes. Women participating in Liptember must wear the lipstick throughout September at work and when out and about.
Go to the web page: http://www.liptember.com.au/ to see full details.
Please let me know if you have contributed – “We” thank you so very much for your kind support.