For the lack of a better term I am using “Mental Issue,” M.I. for short, as a blanket term to describe what we have and deal with on a daily basis. I want to use “Issue” because I don’t want to call it an “Illness.”

Illness, to me anyway, implies that it can be cured, it’s something that you caught and didn’t have before. It’s a part of us, it’s in our DNA, and it’s something we didn’t choose to have but something we live with on a daily basis.

When our M.I. kicks in it’s called “An Episode.” An Episode of what? Are we a sitcom or drama that people sit back and watch? While it may certainly feel this way for non M.I.s, for those of us going through said “episode” it feels more like a storm. Comes on with little to no warning. A lot of huffing and puffing, with loud crashes of thunder. For this reason I will refer to them as Storms and not “Episodes.”

By talking we can begin healing and understanding on both
sides. Ask questions and listen to the answers, don’t judge, don’t speak, just listen.

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Dark Side

The Dark Side is coming,
Coming for me.
I know its close
Its Demons I can see.

The Dark Side knows
How I truly feel.
Inside I’m slowly dying
The Dark Side is real.

Once it’s here
There is no turning back.
It steals your very soul
Your heart it turns black.

There is no escape
You will be caught.
You will surrender
No matter how hard you fought.

The Dark Side is huge
Evil lives in this place.
It feeds off of the fears
That you can not face.

The Dark Side is here
I can feel it in my head.
The Dark Side has won

- Max M. Power

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