“You can run around and try to get others to notice your light, all the while causing your flame to flicker and waver.  Or you can simply shine, simply be. You can become a flame of such brightness and ferocity that others cannot help but come and investigate.”

I write my story not because it is better or more important than anyone else’s story.  I write my story with the hope others will remember their story. I hope they will remember it matters.  The pain, heartache, and all their sad chapters can still be sewn into a beautiful book with an incredible ending. After all, everyone has a story that counts.

The Truth About Chronic Pain

If they could fix me They would feel better- About themselves. They never listen Only diagnose And troubleshoot Because to sit and be silent Is to be powerless- Be powerless with me. And who can do that? I’ve hid my pain Behind a disguise Because always Every stop...

The Exhibit of Love

I used to fear you Your unwelcome arrival Long, unwanted stays I did not know your name So I called you “the nothing” You left me empty Stranded at sea Wandering the desert I twitched and paced Restless, loud The cage of my mind Carrying on I hated the scenery At the...

The Defiled and the Son of Ice: Chapter One

The secret to my success was simple: the farthest anyone could fall, I had fallen. When I started the website TheGodForsaken.com, I understood the degenerate, the addict, and the villain. I never started the site for success. I started it to survive. As I stared at...

Without a Word

Sorry I left, Walked away, No explanation, Only silence I wanted to tell you ...Goodbye I wanted to explain ...Why But then I couldn’t. You always stood A head taller You always spoke A little louder You were the planet I orbited Your gravitational pull Your magnetism...

The Asylum

I know this place I know these streets I know the weather The back of my hand I know this house I dream of it at night The halls and walls Untouched by time I know how to enter Camouflage my wings Submerge 'neath the abyss And live without air It’s a rigorous routine...

Warning Label

Oh... Didn’t you see my warning label? The waiver form on my skin? The fine print running down my spine? Beneath the pervasive knot in my neck- And my rather large, buxom backside? It tells the story of me. Not elegant and graceful Smooth and refined No. Bumbling and...

Love Letter to The White Coats

Hello Heinous human being In your white jacket Collecting virtue from the devil's arse Serving the medical machine -god of human sacrifice Only sick fucks and bags of dicks need apply So that- When I walk into your office Dread swelling in my gut Staring at your...

A Funny One

She’s a funny one It’s true The faces Remarks, antics Maybe no one will notice Broken parts Missing pieces Never quite right. But such a full, ready laugh Mischievous Fun, silly- For her time in the light. Broken things Stay on shelves In the shadows Why? Why are some...

Reputation Be Damned

Yes, it's true. I push boundaries. I ignore rules. I don't always fit in. If there were a flock of mixed birds all hanging out, I would probably be the awk-weird one with a funky gallop, crazy eye, and obnoxious call. I am unapologetically me. For years, I wasted away...

Start Again…With Kindness: Guest Writer Nicole VanHaren

Sometimes the only thing you can do is let go and embrace new beginnings. Too often life gets way to hard, overly complicated, dramatic, and just plain messy. Is it possible to start over and not feel like you’re starting at square one? The past few years have been...