Do you hear that?
Because the silence…
It isn’t really there.
It’s actually LOUD.
It’s the secret you’ve been hiding
The pain that you’ve been feeling
The words you want to say
But remain unsaid.
Is the spirit of silence you’re clinging to
The secret things
The hidden things
The words that aren’t being said
There is a need.
A need to beat the cultural norm that says SECRETS SAVE PEOPLE
Because they don’t.
In reality they suffocate.
And in the moments when you feel
As if you are drowning
I desire for you the chance
To turn your face in to the wind
Bringing a change of view
And the chance to remember
Today is the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) has a goal of raising $75,000, all of which will go to treatment and recovery. If you would like to find out how you can be involved go here. The theme for this year’s campaign is “We’ll See You Tomorrow” because we each have a vital role to play in this thing called life. I started writing spoken word last March. In that season, I felt like the Lord was calling me to be a voice for the voiceless, to tell stories that go untold. I love people and I love their stories. If you or someone you know has or is struggling with mental illness I wold love to know your story. But more importantly, know that you are valued. You weren’t put here by chance but for a purpose. And I want to see you tomorrow.
So here is to seeing you tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. And the day after that.