Tag: strength

Then, Also, After, Now – A Poem

Then, I was lost within myself, surrounded by the dark, trees and forest pressing in against me as I looked for a way out, a way through the veil of constant sadness and fear that I carried within me. When the doctor gave the… Continue Reading “Then, Also, After, Now – A Poem”

What’s In a Name – A Poem

When I left home at sixteen, I needed another name. The name I had then didn’t fit properly. It fit too tightly around me, and was far too harsh. After a while, I realized that it was not the name that didn’t fit but… Continue Reading “What’s In a Name – A Poem”

The Growth of Wings – A Poem

I was raised to hate myself. “Did you see that guy wearing earrings?” My father would ask this with a note of ridicule in his voice. “Probably a homo.” He would say, holding his hand out with a limp wrist and proceeding to talk… Continue Reading “The Growth of Wings – A Poem”

Wolf, Wand, Lion and Sword – A Poem

I carry my talismans on my skin: Wolf, Wand, Lion and Sword. The Wolf is my protector and Patronus, standing between me and whatever means me harm. I like to think that, when I am asleep, it riles against the disease that flows through… Continue Reading “Wolf, Wand, Lion and Sword – A Poem”

The Light That Comes From Me – A Poem

I am broken and mended, a crystal that has been shattered but has fused itself back together so that it can shine. I am broken and cracked, a piece of glass that has experienced trauma, but persevered because of it, the light shining through… Continue Reading “The Light That Comes From Me – A Poem”

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