I Just Wanted To Be Loved – Peter Olsen

“I want God to come/And take me home 'Cause I'm all alone/ In this crowd Who are you to me/Who am I supposed to be Not exactly sure anymore./Where’s this going to Can I follow through/Or just follow you For a while/Does anyone ever get this right?” - ‘The Vampires of Time and Memory’, Queens … Continue reading I Just Wanted To Be Loved – Peter Olsen

a Devil and a Deity

There is a beast in me who quakes to be worshipped. Its deep rumbling cracks the temple of me and I wait to crumble beneath it. © Nicole Lyons 2017

The Ugliest War of You 

Absolutely amazing. This is exceptional.   I live in a place where people say “faggot”  as causal as one would say, “hello.” A passing respectful nod from a stranger  is common, although just under his brea… Source: The Ugliest War of You 

That Good Life – 3am Thoughts

  I want to live a good life and in the end I want to die a good death. But somewhere in the middle of all of that I keep thinking that if we don't love enough, if we don't lift others up instead of pushing them down, then it's all just for nothing. © … Continue reading That Good Life – 3am Thoughts

In All That I Am – Nicole Lyons

In All That I Am If I could draw a blade across my wrist to show you that my veins clog with the sludge of ugliness, you would never again ask me, “Why are you so tired?” If I could crack open my skull to free my mind, you would see that it is not … Continue reading In All That I Am – Nicole Lyons

Hey, Batter Batter!

We spend our time swaddled in self-righteousness, being outraged at the outrage of others, laying blame at the feet of everyone but ourselves. Aren’t you tired of casting stones, or just afraid that if you stop, you may have to catch a few?

3 Day Quote Challenge: Compassion

There have been many times when I have had to step back and unplug just to catch my breath. Some people have blamed my reactions - or overreactions as they have called them - on being overly sensitive. The truth is that I have never been an overly sensitive person; I have always been a … Continue reading 3 Day Quote Challenge: Compassion

3 Day Quote Challenge: Gratitude

  Sometimes in life we are confronted and overwhelmed by circumstances that are so tragic that they literally bring us to our knees as we weep. It is during these times when I find myself questioning everything, demanding answers that simply don’t exist.   To be at peace in a world that just isn’t, I … Continue reading 3 Day Quote Challenge: Gratitude

I See You Humanity

I see you humanity, crawling out from under the rubble, holding your neighbour’s hand, lifting up the closest stranger and offering a shoulder for solace. I see you humanity, in all of your glory though you may be beaten and tired, scared and feeling defeated; I see you rise again; refusing to let the enemy … Continue reading I See You Humanity

MindTrip CROSSFIRE Humanity Edition: Mental Illness, Massacres & Misinformation

Welcome to MindTrip Crossfire A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different bipolar perspectives. This is the place where we encourage you to join in on the conversation, share your experience, and let us know where YOU stand. The MindTrip CROSSFIRE: Humanity Edition is taking a look at the recent UCC … Continue reading MindTrip CROSSFIRE Humanity Edition: Mental Illness, Massacres & Misinformation