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The Power of Poetry

Yes, this blog is called, "Hope Prose", and no I do not write poetry myself, but I LOVE poetry and the emotional release it can provide. I recently had the joy of chatting through email with a lovely FADE TO WHITE reader, and I found out she writes poetry. She was gracious enough to share one of her poems, and after reading it I begged her to allow me to share it here.

Mental illness is something I want to be normalized within our community, whether that is through conversations, stories, songs, or poetry. Brandi Moore is someone who has beautifully articulated the beast that is depression, while also reminding us that it does not have power over us. Please enjoy and offer her a word of encouragement in the comments:

This Guy Named Depression

I think I met him in 7th grade

My music propelled me to it

His strange scent and obsession with


Intrigued me