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You Have a Voice, and It Matters

You Have a Voice, and It Matters

New Year is the most common time to share memories and visions. Most people post on social media pictures of self or family and vows to become better versions or to leave the past behind. The pattern? We usually share good stuff or victories amidst the difficulties, but we don’t expose the hard stuff: our own pains, defeats, brokenness, heartaches, unresolved issues, name it. I always wonder, why can’t we just show the hard stuff the way we project the…

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Mental Health Awareness: Laughters of Grief

Mental Health Awareness: Laughters of Grief

In line with the Mental Health Awareness month, I want to share another poem I wrote eight years ago (January 31, 2010) entitled Laughters of Grief. A light of sunshine in my heart Was given by the one I love Suddenly the storm clouds took part And rain came from above. The empty soil was filled With water ‘til it drowned My laughter as I grieved It is as is I frowned. But what life could bring As a prowler,…

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