I Built A Suit Of Armor

Last night, while in the comfort of an office I have grown to love, I found myself simultaneously in a room full of people that were laughing at me. I was on my therapist’s couch but I was also frantically trying to find out what everyone was laughing at. I was begging familiar faces of people that I love and trust to explain what I had done wrong. But no one would. And that’s when my brain built a suit of armor. … More I Built A Suit Of Armor

Wind-Up Toy

When suddenly, one day, it was quiet her mind
She heard a strange thumping noise, familiar and kind
A wind-up toy that found herself suddenly unwound
Could hear, or feel, an almost undetectable sound
Pounding in a chest more used to hearing cymbals clang
The toy began to weep. Through tears of sorrow she sang,
“I have often wondered what it felt like to be real
But I had no idea how much it would hurt to feel
How can I keep singing with this pain inside my chest?
Will anyone sing with me this song of brokenness?” … More Wind-Up Toy

Community: and why we need it

We are moving quickly away from systems of support to systems of solitude by teaching people that it is “every man for himself” instead of “every man for every other man.” The longer we continue to act as if love is a currency that can be handed out to people of a certain skin color or gender, who believe in certain religious doctrines and theologies, and who make certain lifestyle choices that we decide are deserving- the farther we are from furthering Peace. … More Community: and why we need it