Here's my warning- some of these poems were written at a very dark time in my life. In my youth I struggled with depression, including suicidal thoughts, and self-destructive behavior, including bulimia. If graphic descriptions are upsetting to you, you may not want to read some of these. I choose to share them because I know, sadly, others have felt the same way. I want them to find comfort in knowing they are not alone, and hope in seeing that the misery does not have to last forever. A decade ago, if someone would've described how blessed my life would be now, I would never have believed them- but it is. I am at peace and happy. I have overcome with the help of Christ- His hope & healing know no boundaries.