1936 South Dakota dust bowl

I’ve spiraled down
and now I fear
what’s on my plate
is a fate
I did not anticipate.

I thought I had
an excellent plan
that would keep me
from residing in
your forsaken land.

I was wrong.
I could not evade
the plans you’d
already laid.

And now I see it
rising before me,
not the reprieve,
not the light
for they have
disappeared from sight.

What awaits me
is darkness and despair.
Lord please lift me out of here!

© MemeesMusings/B.L. Memee, 2016-2018. All rights reserved.

I originally published the above poem at my other blog, Letters to the Mind. Please consider writing to the mental illness that impacts the world you walk in and sharing it with our new community blog. The site was built in the hopes that other creatives who suffer from a mental illness or have a family member/loved one with a mental illness will write to the illness and post it on the site for two purposes.

The first is as a way to grow and challenge how we relate to our illness. In the act of writing to your illness you achieve empowerment. And the second purpose is to educate other people about the various mental illnesses that people live with every single day and how their struggles differ or are similiar to everyone else’s. With education comes understanding and with understanding stigma begins to fall ill and eventually dies.

For more information on contributing to the Letters to the Mind please click here.

We ALWAYS need contributors, any and all mental disorders welcome. No one is turned away and your own blogs, media platforms are cataloged and linked on the site.

Thank you,


6 thoughts

  1. Great poem! Hey, I know I’ve been MIA for a long while but, I’m back! I hope you’re doing well enough Memee, my friend. 🙂 I’ll be doing a bit of catching up so I’ll be around. I think I’ll take chance on submitting to Letters From the Mind. I think it’ll be a great way to contribute, even a small something, to that cause.

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    1. Yay!! I’m still “away” but hopefully I will turn a corner soon. Thank you for the encouraging words, friendship, and love. I would love for you to submit something original to Letter to the Mind!! Do it! We recommend starting out with writing to your diagnosis. It’s very empowering and therapeutic. 🙂
      Love you, Carlos. I hope you’re having a fantastic summer!

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