Life is meant to be a journey;
a journey that is meant to be full of
love and support.
Love and support many people
sadly don’t have.
Some don’t have the
love and support
due to mental health and/or addiction.
That’s where peers come
to give hope
as well as love and support.
Peer Support is key to
ones journey to
Billie Dean the Kat
Billie Dean the Kat is a cat.
A cat that is not only a family member
but my best friend.
Some say cats are only pets or animals but
cats are both family and friends.
That is why my cat, Billie is my
The Peace of a Brook
Listening to a
peaceful stream known as a brook,
brings peace to one’s soul
The future is now.
The future is here.
This is the day we have been waiting for;
The first day of summer;
Known as Summer Solstice.
A time to celebrate.
A time to be aware of what this new season brings us.
Now its time to continue to stand up.
Stand up to the racism that divides this country.
Time to support our friend of color.
The future is NOW.
First I hear you;
At first it is just a trickle.
As I get closer your trickle gets louder;
Now I spot you.
You are just a brook.
A brook calling out to me;
Calling out to me to just take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.
I thank you for the moment of being in the present.
I thank you small brook for the breath.
Bring on the Challenge
Bring on the Challenge of pleasure during uncertain times.
Bring on the challenge of enjoying simple things like coloring when mental health symptoms increase.
Bring on the challenge of walking through nature when life gets too hard.
Bring on the challenge of being yourself in a cruel world.
Just bring on the challenge of what you desire.
The smell of salt water
and the feel of the waves splashing in my face
reminds me of a more peaceful time in my childhood
A childhood that was full of trauma but at least there
were good moments.
Good moments like the taste of a double scoop ice cream cone
with mint & chip flavor and cookies & cream flavor
while at the beach on an extra hot day in California.
Too many people looking at their phone screens,
as they sit in the company of their friends and family.
I say put down those phones and spend time with those you love
as whatever is on the screen of your phone can wait an hour or two.
You never know how much time you have with those you love.
Life is full of imperfection,
Like an out of tune flute section.
Now is the time to be tuned,
Or you might become imperfect like an abscessed wound.
Best not become an infected wound and play that flute to perfection.