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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

My Civil War

“When you go dark, you really go dark.”
“What part of evil don’t you understand?”

“But you’re so nice every day.”
“That’s how I hide in plain sight.”

“You’re just saying that, joking again.”
“No, it’s what monsters do.”

“You are not a monster.”
“See, I have you fooled.

“I will hurt you, I will destroy your soul.
I am true evil, disguised as an angel.”

“I don’t believe you, I can’t.”
“Believe what you want but it’s who we truly are.”

“I am nothing like you.”
“You ARE me!”

- Max M. Power

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