A Swim Upstream

Post originally posted on thebipolarwriter.blog. As the year comes to an end, I would like to recap what 2018 has been for me. This year was filled with so many ups and downs. Tears have been cried and my faith has been tested on so many occasions. There were a lot of lessons learned, despite [...]

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The Shadow Of What Was Lost

Feeling fake and dehumanized is one of the core symptoms of Complex PTSD.Tanja Windegger Trauma stays with a person for a very long time. Abuse preoccupies the survivor's thoughts throughout their life. Sometimes, this trauma resurfaces in different forms. Mine resurfaced when I started self harming and when I was diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel [...]

Silent Dawn After Trauma

  Silent Dawn After Trauma By: Francesca Seopa   Silent dawn of slow advance, Thread the world with gifted lance. Beckon to hold the life in grasp, To feel the rays and darkness rasp. Cold turn warm the seed to grow, Showered rain of droplets to show. And life anew to begin and cycle, Of [...]

Heaven Knows I Meant Well

This post was originally posted on The bipolar Writer Blog - A Mental Health Blog (Bipolarwriter.blog) . Heaven Knows I meant Well: By: Francesca Seopa Heaven knows i meant well My fiction was less of a fairy-tale for me to sell Heaven truly knows i meant well My truth sounded more like a lie to [...]

I Meant Well

    I Meant Well By : Francesca Seopa Heaven knows I meant well, Truth is what I speak, Love is what I seek, Honesty is what humanity leaks. My body and soul have a longing, To feel like I belong. Oh, how I longed and prayed for rest. This safe haven has placed all [...]