Mental Health In A Nutshell

 

I hear the birds singing

And I feel a ray of light caressing me.

I think I am made of the light or rather I had become the light itself,

The life itself,

The life of it.

I feel the wind caressing my hair;

It’s a sweet breeze.

It reminds me of the ghosts of Christmas past

All my ex-lovers crammed in one corner

In one part, in one heart

Inside of me.

The loneliness of nature goes deeper than my skin,

Past the blood in my veins, past every cell, past every atom

Past this Universe

Into an unknown dimension…

Making a hole right at the center

In the middle of my tiny heart.

My little guardian angel is in pain

So it makes the decision to numb it

To erase memories and feelings from the moment you press tape,, start’’.

But you see, my mind is clever

She knows how to overthink her way into freedom,

She finds a way to flashback the trauma in my nightly dreams

To make them nightmares I’m supposed to escape out of….

My mind is good at painting paradises out of lost causes

Usually by destroying them.

My mind is clever

She learned from a young age the freedom of depression,

The taste of trauma on skin

The freedom of chains around my body in the morning,

Not getting out of bed

Idealizing strangers who left scars,

Portraying sweet emotional abuse,

My mind is clever

She knows how to survive

The only problem is…

This time…she has to…

Thrive.

Lots of love,

Mădă ❤

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Cheater On Life

”I think it’s time for me to tell my story”,

I told you this in all the conversations I’ve made inside my head,

None of them you know anything of.

I think it’s time for me to follow my calling

I think it’s high time to drop that mask, wall, hole

Whatever.

If life were a game of chess I would have found the shortcut

I would have found a way to cheat

‘Cause I am a cheater on life.

I cheat on everyone I know with pretending I am something that I’m not.

Truth is, I love to cheat on the rules

People get bored because they work hard

I just play…play them.

This is me, I am a cheater on life

And I feel good about it.       

Let’s make new rules.

Lots of love,

Mădălina Dan

 

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Manifesto for strong people

 

I wrote a short poem for everyone going through a tough time right now. This is a little reminder about how strong you are. Enjoy 🙂

 

You are worth it and you have always been worth it

Reality might be a shattered glass,

But you don’t have to be shattered yourself.

You can be whole and beautiful and perfect,

You can just be yourself.

Speak up,

Tell your story,

Be strong.

You deserve all the best in the world.

You deserve happiness.

 

Until next time, find your superpower ( I know it’s there inside) and never, ever forget to smile. ❤

Lots of love,

Mădălina Dan

The Real Me

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In 2018 I went to a workshop held by Tomashii and Chery Lynn. They came from Amsterdam to the first Slam Poetry Festival held in Cluj Napoca, Romania. This festival was organized by an association called “Poethree” which promotes Romanian spoken word.

At their workshop, I learned a lot of tips and tricks regarding becoming a better writer. Setting aside composition and structure, one thing that has really stuck with me from that workshop was this – ”be yourself”. No matter what you write or what you do – just be yourself. I think it’s the best advice that I can give to aspiring writers. Inspired by their words and Cherry’s amazing poem, I wrote something that I called ”The real me”. I really hope you enjoy this, because for the first time in my life I put my entire existence on the page, not just my soul.

I
I, that’s writing poetry:

’’Change….of touch

I change with your touch, you change with me.

I touch you, you touch me, we connect.

I believe in my dreams.

I believe in my dreams because you believe in my dreams

I be…be …believe in me for a moment,

A moment in time.

I believe in sadness.

Sadness is therapy,

Sadness in MY therapy,

From the emptiness of our society.

Power.

I have power over everyone,

Except me,

’Cause God has power over me.

I, I that’s writing poetry.

I, that’s real.

I, that’s me.

Lots of love,

Mădălina Dan

Holy Thank You For Not

 

Dear readers,

Today I want to share with you a poem written by Megan Falley. She is a National Poetry Slam Finalist and she has written 2 poetry books so far: Drive Here and Devastate me (2018), Bad Girls Honey (Poems about Lana Del Rey). In 2019 it will come out her first non-fiction book How poetry can change your heart (Chronicle Books 2019) co-authored with Andrea Gibson. Megan Falley has Youtube videos that gathered over million views and she is an advocate of sex and body positivity, talking about LGBTQ issues in her poems. (source of information: http://www.meganfalley.com)

The poem that I want to share with you today, in my eyes, is about being grateful for everything you have, realizing there is a light at the end of the tunnel and loving yourself no matter what happens. Whenever I feel sad I listen to this poem and my life becomes 100 times better. The message I got from this poem was – hold on, love yourself and the world will open in front of you.

Enjoy 🙂

Lots of love,

Mădălina Dan