The Spirit of Silence

Do you hear that?

Me neither.

Just silence.

False silence.

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.

That

Is the spirit of silence you’re clinging to

and

it

hurts.

The secret things

The hidden things

The words that aren’t being said

They hurt.

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

That you

were made

to breathe.

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.

B

TWLOHA

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