conflict

Housing Problems

I don’t know about you but for me to feel mentally stable and sound I need 4 key ingredients: 7-8 hours of sleep per night, some time alone everyday because I am an introvert and I need to recharge after I hang out with people, some daily exercise

Demons

He's back.
The demon that consumed me.
Stronger than ever
It’s getting hard
To push him
Away.
He screams at me
Takes over
My brain
My body
My soul
I can’t
It’s too hard to
Control.
Push him away
They say.
It’s not that easy.
If only they knew.

by Rebecca Laplante, age 24

Father

A warm wave casting it's arms upon me.
A beautiful silence caressing my mind.
You leave me speechless.
Lost for words.
I'm looking through the darkness.
For a sign of survival.
All these thoughts are trivial.
Resistance is futile.
I can't say I look forward to your return.
I can't say I want to change the way I look.
I can't say I want to become.
But I'll be your perfect daughter.
I'll calm the wars.
Keep your hands at bay.
Keep your hands away.
From my face.
From my pride.

A Full Course Meal

I should act more like me

When I’m someone else

You see

Mad

Being too sad

Hurt trailed feelings

Mix into the bad

Rotting away

On top of old misery

Who do I need to manipulate?

To get past another’s admittance gate

More than enough to scrap

From the last depression’s relapse

All my shirts soaked in strain

From another drippings in pain

Spooning in the slop

Willingness never stops

To join a local commotion

Feeding frieze for emotions

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