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One Line Poetry Prompt for May 12, 2021

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I’m blessed, right?
Surrounded by
caring friends,
loving family.
Why am I exhausted?

Don’t get me wrong.
I love being with people
because I hate
being alone
with my thoughts.

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Author’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness isn’t always easy. There’s no easy test that can let someone know if there is mental illness or if actions and thoughts might be typical behaviors of a person or the result of a physical illness.

Whether you are a person becoming concerned with your own well-being or you’re trying to help a friend or family member who doesn’t have access to care or doesn’t want help, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) is just one resource.

Your Turn

THEME: Alone

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And now, Noah Floersch‘s haunting “Alone With My Thoughts

You don’t know Noah Floersch yet, but you may hear more from him and about him over time. Noah’s a senior business marketing major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who plans to pursue a music career. Here are the haunting lyrics to “Alone With My Thoughts.”



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Harper Thorpe

Harper Thorpe

Engaged citizen, poet, musician, humorist, family man. I value irreverence, soulfulness, and a big heart. Offering insight, introspection, shock & aw shucks!