Tag Archives: Trauma

A Minute of My Story

Do you want to hear my story Parts are gory I think you don’t Listen you won’t I feel compelled to write it all Each trip and fall Won’t you please read Hear my heart bleed I write to bring … Continue reading

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Showing My Scars

This Saturday I’ll be speaking at a conference called Shattering Stigma with Stories. I attended this event last year and experienced the powerful and informative stories of real people who struggle with mental illnesses, including anorexia, depression, and bipolar disorder. One … Continue reading

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Pondering the Why of Suffering

When Jesus and his disciples encountered the man born blind as recorded in John 9, the disciples wanted to know why he’d been born blind. Was it the man’s sin or his parents’ sin that had caused this tragedy? Why … Continue reading

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Set Free

She drove away from the pizza place joyful in the knowledge that she had been set free. No dark cloud appeared. She realized she was humming along, tapping her foot to the beat. As she waited for her pizza to … Continue reading

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Memories

Yesterday, Toni at Kanzen Sakura commented thanking me for writing two haibuns. I replied that I’d only written one. Apparently that’s because the second one was still in the works. So I’m posting this second haibun now for Haibun Monday … Continue reading

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Why This Pain?

Why would God allow this pain? Sometimes I wonder, sometimes I doubt What is this suffering all about? What could there possibly be to gain? Oh the trauma that drove me insane Mired in darkness, struggling to get out Why would … Continue reading

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