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Exhumingthebones
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Nov 22, 2020
In MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
I have words coming to me constantly...I see metaphors in everything..I turn phrases in my mind and dance with word play all day..there are times I can't sleep until I get up and write a few phrases down because I am so obsessed with the thought I might forget the idea.. I have so many memories and traumas..but I also see so many new things...just the way the sun bounces off a water puddle when I walk in the house will trigger this..thing in my head..someone will say TWO WORDS to me and within 5 minutes I have 3 stanzas mapped out in my head.. I know it is a blessing..I know it is..but sometimes it feels overwhelming..maddening..I cannot control the way it works..and it is like my dxes of Dissociative Identity Disorder..I feel powerless sometimes..
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Exhumingthebones
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Rising Star
Nov 13, 2020
In GENERAL CHAT
I believe this could be an amazing opportunity for ideas/support/network/information ect. Maybe its because I am the ultimate introvert (even b4 the the rona) but I cannot be one of the few people that flow through here.. I don't have the exposure that some of yall do..my follow count is still under 100..so I can't really "recruit" fellow writers.. Idk I'm just excited at the prospect of being apart of something so...vibrant...AND ISN'T IT SO EXCITING WE ARE ALL HERE RIGHT NOW?? Just think of the art that could be crafted from a group of writers in a forum like this??
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Exhumingthebones
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Rising Star
Nov 12, 2020
In MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Even if I don't write about trauma or specific details..my expressions are often dark. I have had many in my life ask me not to share it, not to "think that way" or not to embarrass the family by being so depressed all the time. I even had a teacher in high-school tell me a shouldn't have my momma do my homework for me cuz she thought it was "too deep" for someone my age.. I write on Instagram under a name on an account my loved ones, other than my husband, know nothing about. I know my darkness scares my now adult children and they know very little of my trauma past. I feel like my writing is this whole side of me that can never be truly accepted. Does anyone else feel judgment for the honesty they honor in their work?
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Exhumingthebones
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Nov 10, 2020
In MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
I often find difficulty braiding more "pleasant" words. I don't know if it is because I have a trauma background from a very early age and have struggled with brain health my whole life, but joyful, inspiring words are "work" for me. The darker, disturbing passages just come to me, almost like gifts..akin of blessing. I barely even give thought, I just funnel them to page and they create themselves. Do you feel getting healthy changes your writing/artistry?
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