It’s Scary What a Smile Can Hide
After working up the courage, I shared this poem on Facebook a few months ago. It was a scary thing to do.
It was received with a lot of love publicly and privately, and one friend reached out and said she thought she was the only one who felt this way. With the help of Tiffany of the Bloom Foundation we were able to get her the help she needed.
If you are reading this and feel the same, know that you are not alone. You don’t need to hide behind a smile. There is help.
I lied and said I was busy.
I was busy; but not in a way most people understand.
I was living in a body fighting to survive.
I was fighting a war inside my head.
It’s scary what a smile can hide.
My illness does not define me. My strength and courage does.
Although I am still Blooming, I made it to 2018 as a survivor
my story is not over.