Poetry Collection | Whispers in the Dark

My previous nine posts have been a collection of poetry and prose focused on mental health called Whispers In The Dark. The feedback and outpouring of support from the community here have been nothing short of inspiring. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and addiction are all incredibly tough foes that many of us face on a daily basis. Suffering doesn’t have to be something we go through alone, and it certainly doesn’t have to happen in silence.

I use my writing as an outlet for dealing with the loss I’ve had in my life, and how it’s affected every facet of living. Putting words to some of the darkest feelings I’ve ever had helps me to cope, and allows me to face those issues head on. I spent the last two days searching for photos that I thought would visually accompany this collection best; I believe I’ve found those pictures. Feel free to use anything I post below in any way you want. All I ask for is that you credit me in one form or another.

Before I post them, I would like to share just one more thought.

Sometimes, a shoulder to lean on, or a ear to listen from a friend is enough. If we all take a moment out of our day to just ask someone how they are, and actually listen- well, sometimes that’s all it takes to give someone what they need to face the day. For the days when it isn’t, there are so many avenues to turn to for help.

If you or anyone you know is having a hard time, and is considering harming themselves please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. There is always an answer. There is always a choice.

 

If you love my work, please like, comment, share, and reblog!
And if you ever need an ear to listen, I will always do so.
Thank you for following my blog, and continuing on this journey with me.
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    1. The kindness in your words was lovely to read this morning. Thank you so very much for your compliments, Jenny. I am glad to know I can cause inspiration; it makes my heart feel full. I’ve read your blog, and thank you for sharing your story, too!

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  10. beavoicefororphans

    You’re a very good writer; experiencing the depths of despair apparent. You have put into words the physical/emotional parts of dealing with mental illness/depression in a way that I don’t think I could remember enough to give such detail. Brilliantly poetic for sure. It brings me back to the hardships once faced and thankful for the open space of hope and peace I fought through to behold now… The better for it am I; having gone through the darkness and out into the light of the living again…
    http://www.suicidenotmyheart.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so very much for those kind words. Please feel free to share anything you see here if you know anyone it may help. Speaking about despair openly certainly helps, and having an audience that understands- or is willing to- give me respite. I’m glad you’ve found a light in your tunnel.

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  11. Hello Beau,
    Thank you for finding your way to my blog and as such introducing me to your poetry. Heartfelt. I’m not going to say lovely because you capture raw emotions beautifully. I hope your finding it easier day by day to manage your mental illness.
    Thank you for putting the helpline number too. Little things like that mean a lot to me. It shows you understand and truly care for others.
    I’m thankful for the introduction to your work.
    Nat

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    1. Hi Nat, your words were honestly so nice to wake up to. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I’m glad you enjoy my work, and it means a lot that you appreciate how important it is to so many people. Thank you again.

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  13. Beau, thank you for the follow and for sharing your life. Putting yourself out there isn’t always comfortable, but it also gives a sense of freedom to just be you. Your poetry is beautiful, even though it comes from a darker place. Keep writing and I hope to read more in the weeks and months to come.

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  14. Beautiful poetry. I hope you don’t mind me sharing. I am so glad you stated following me. I needed this right now. Like you i have so much to say. I hold in a lot. I bet we have a whole lot in common. Even still i bc et we can relate.

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    1. Hi Reina, I don’t mind you sharing at all! I’m glad you read my writing when you did, since it seemed to be right when you needed to. If you ever want to chat, I’m here to listen. Thanks for commenting, and keep your head up.

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      1. That quote always puts me into the mindset that I should be searching for that next great word, and how I’m going to use it! It’s a perfect little mantra.
        I’m glad you like it!

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