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Table Of Contents

“Mending the Marriage”
House Wife
How Flowers Grow
Friendship
Poetry
Cocoon
I had a Memory
Fate
She Is a Beauty
Wonder
My Son Has Found
Swept Under the Rug
Swept Under the Rug II
Take it back
Soul Searching
“Haven’t Got the Time”
The Light at the End
She Is a Flower
Lesson for me
Ice Scream Cone
The Birth of a Poem
Flower Pedal is your skin
A Prayer for Health
Holy Ghost
Nobody
Follow a Fellow
Support
When is it time to count your Blessings?
How to make memories to help me over come the illness
The Cookie Jar
Beggar
Beneath The Stairs
Just for a little while
Winter Is Near
Scurry
This Blanket Leaves Me
Catching Up
How Many Ways Can I Apologize?
My Favorite Foe
From My Window
Things Don’t Go my Way
Medicine is a Blessing
I Went To Heaven Then Back Again
Internal Quest for Excellence
Who’s Knocking?
Can you see them?
Grave
Take Your Medication
Babes Restful
Useless
Hang Up
Wandering Wand
Hence we go a Packing
What a golden rod
My Daughter Has Patience
Web of Lives
Why Sad?
Words
At Length
A Home for Those
Why Do We Suffer?
Why to the Streets?
To Garden Pavillion with My Warmest Regards:
For The Doctor
I am not mistaken
The Here and Now
These Padded Walls
Put Up and Put In
This Room Is My Protection
Mother Holding It Together
The Mentally Ill Are Devices
We Are Devices
We Don’t See Eye to Eye
Inspiration of the Day
Owed To Emily Dickinson
Angel
Church as a Child
I Went To Heaven Then Back Again
Creative
Back Again
These Padded Walls Tonight
Do not pull the Trigger
Quite Cell
Lesson for Me?
Time Will Tell
Campsite
Camping
Lonely Man
Homeless is Aimlessness?
Rome
Lay Me Down To Sleep
Fricken Chicken Fricassee
Hail Mary
Screech Owl
Back to Work
They Treat Me Kind
Just Be
Assorted Turkish Delights
Did I Give Up?
Want in One Hand
Are You On Top Of Your Game?
Go To the Next Window
Hired By the Best
Courage in a World Unkind
Lesson for My Children
What Makes A Poet?
Today is another Day
Let’s take it from the Top
Great Grandpa
Let Me Tuck You In
Passing down the Illness
Foster Mother and Father You Make Me Proud
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My Life in a Nutshell

My Life in a Nutshell

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These poems are about my life and trying to keep it together as a mother, wife, business partner, and as a woman coming down with mental illness. This mental illness happened to me at the same age my mom came down with it (around the age of thirty years.) The illness did not allow my mom to work and she became homeless for eight years of my childhood. After years of caring for her when I was a child, now I was in her same shoes and felt the cold breathing down my back as my mom did when she was sent to the woods! Can I hold it together to raise my children? Can I make a living without my children’s father whom left me because I was mentally ill? How can I now care for my children with my illness that could leave them parentless? Oh, how I worry that they will not have the necessities that life requires…. But most importantly will they end up with the same illness as I?
These poems are about my life and trying to keep it together as a mother, wife, business partner, and as a woman coming down with mental illness. This mental illness happened to me at the same age my mom came down with it (around the age of thirty years.) The illness did not allow my mom to work and she became homeless for eight years of my childhood. After years of caring for her when I was a child, now I was in her same shoes and felt the cold breathing down my back as my mom did when she was sent to the woods! Can I hold it together to raise my children? Can I make a living without my children’s father whom left me because I was mentally ill? How can I now care for my children with my illness that could leave them parentless? Oh, how I worry that they will not have the necessities that life requires…. But most importantly will they end up with the same illness as I?

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