I hear you…
You have a beautiful way with words
Such an able mind you have,
And yet it’s so sad
I see you…
Broken faith, broken dreams
Broken body as it seems…
I feel you…
I don’t know you, but I do
I’m so human… just like you
I’ve known pain for many years
I believe it rhymes with ‘tears’
In my world…
Poems, prayers, sermons helped
When I hurt so much I yelped,
And when pain was lingering –
Chronic, constant, deep within
I see you…
Unbroken. I see you unchained
It is not a word, but I C U unpained
Free from all your tears
And those wasted years
I see you…
I see you unbroken
I see you unbound
I know you are lost
Yet, I see you found
In my Father’s Heart –
In your Father’s Hand
There is joy, in the Coffee Shop Land –
Along beautiful streets, paved with gold, and
Homes vibrantly colorful & graciously white.
There is joy in the coffee shop land!
All the while,
Behind mighty gates, worth as much as our house,
Smiles are taken off like coats, and hanged…
There is pain… everywhere…
There is pain, in the Coffee Shop Land.
Sometimes, it feels like the demand is too much,
Challenges too many, helping hands too few…
You may want to quit, but what will you do if you do?
Quitters NEVER win… Winners NEVER quit!
It’s so True…
Poem By Monika Ribeiro
There’s a type of pain that makes you cry
You might even feel like you’re going to die…
You’re looking for help, but there is no point
You’re feeling a pain no one felt before….
And the ones that felt it cannot give a hand
They’re too busy fighting their own type of pain
Your mouth is now widely shut, but
Your eyes must be open – looking up…
There is God!
You become better, faster, smarter & stronger
Your mind is much clearer, your body lasts longer
.Finally, you may rest… Finally!
And after the rest…
There comes yet another ‘friendly’ type of pain
Your growth must continue. It must start yet again ♥
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Your mind’s complicated – it gets so intense.
It’s a trait quite familiar which I understand.
You hunger for life
& always want more, more, more,
Yet you find yourself, once more, at death’s door.
Bottles, needles, blood and sex…
A passer-away becoming The Ex
Emphasis on ‘The’, in a poet’s head.
You break easily
Dancing to the tune of
Your goddess i.e. poetry.
Without The Poet & The Story
Your brokenness surpasses…
…Surpasses your glory…
Broken Poet, I hear your heart
Crack… Break… & split wide open…
You can’t mend it with a pen…,
The beginning of our tale – reassess!
In the beginning was the Word for
The Broken Poet & the Poetess.
By Monika Ribeiro
Dedicated to Adam
I hope you are well,
It has been a while since I was able to share with you. Today is a new day though. Please feel invited to read and to be inspired by the article “Dealing with Depression”.
Author of ‘Against All Odds’ Zoe Onah kindly allowed me an opportunity to share my story on her blog DEFYINGMENTALILLNESS.COM . Many years ago, I struggled with depression – it was at a time when I was still very young and in theory should have been spending my time enjoying life… That was not the case then, but the good news is that today depression does not frighten me anymore… Why? Find out by clicking on this link 4 ‘DEALING WITH DEPRESSION’ ARTICLE (CLICK HERE)
Be inspired, and equally check out the blog and the books by Zoe and her husband E. Onah. The most recent title ‘Meditations & Confessions” is written for those who need help to fight fear, anxiety and worry. I have come across their titles on amazon, amongst other places. I had previously read “Against All Odds” and found it to be a book, which indeed shows how to defeat the giant of mental illness, but equally it is a beautiful, well-written romance between a man, a woman and their God.