Remember Your Future – Poem


Hope Endures

Remember your future

When the past is bleak

Remember Tomorrow

When you’ve had a tough week

or a year, even many tough years…

That have left you discouraged and weak

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I pray for your strength

When you’re weary and drained

That you focus your mind

On remembering good days

Again, and again, and again…

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Just remember your future,

Picture it in your mind

Decide what you want

What it will be like…

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Stop remembering your past

Don’t repeat old mistakes

Start remembering your future

Let it find you prepared ♥

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Broken Poets


confused-adam

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…,

So Return…

Return to…

The beginning of our tale – reassess!

In the beginning was the Word for

The Broken Poet & the Poetess.

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By Monika Ribeiro

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Dedicated to Adam

‘DEALING WITH DEPRESSION’


Dear all,

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.

Be blessed,

Monika 🙂