Mighty God, Powerful Saviour;
I just want to leave it all behind, forever.
my sleep is restless, fragmented.
I have no greater enemy than myself.
I feel stuck in the depths of this pit of despair.
you never leave me alone in the mess.
and the web of lies my brain has caught me in.
and bring me into your glorious light.
Don’t leave me alone and abandoned in this lifeless pit.
as you fulfil them every day.
I write when I am overwhelmed with emotion. I often find myself burdened with depression, anger, disappointment, frustration, anxiety and physical pain. I suffer from severe, chronic pelvic pain caused by a medical condition called endometriosis. I also battle a complex mood disorder and have since I was a child. As such, emotions have been my main inspiration for creative writing since childhood. My feelings manifest within, as images and phrases; they then translate into lyrics, poetry or dramatic dialogue. It has helped me conquer self-harm and suicide. So, throughout my life creative writing has become one of my closest companions and a best friend to my physical and mental illnesses. I also write when I am filled with joy, sadly however, this doesn’t happen often. Essentially, I write when I am feeling emotional as it helps me cope with life by expressing, exploring and escaping my often overwhelming and painful reality.