Within the Healing of Nature


Within the healing of nature, its not that our trauma is erased,

but it becomes somehow distant, further from us,

as if it was out to sea, washed

by ocean waves, reshaped

by the wind.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies


Mental Health Awareness


Remembering the hospitals of years ago, and the horrors, she was scared at first to get treatment. But the doctors and her family seemed right. Was it true? Maybe her thoughts were more than just dreams, maybe she was too high. But she was torn and deeply saddened, by the reality that nothing had gone the way she planned, she cried often. Her spirit was broken into pieces.

But she borrowed strength, wanting to bless others, so she held onto her faith in God, through her tears, she took her medicine. But what she cherished most perhaps, were the visits and the hugs, from her family and church friends. And somehow deep inside she knew, it was going to be alright.

She knew deep down, she was loved.


Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2-6th of this year, and September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Please bring love and hope to those with mental illness.

For more information: www.nami.org


Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies