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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Thank you so much http://lulufille.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/very-inspiring-blogger-award for the nomination! I am extremely grateful and thankful! I am also glad that my blog has had a very positive effect on you; I have intended with this blog to raise awareness of issues such as mental illness, sexual assault by touching others with my poetry.

Rules for accepting the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, with a link back to their blog
2. List the rules and display the award on your blog. (I have put the award on my blog now)
3. Share seven facts about yourself (below).
4. Nominate fifteen other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they’ve been nominated (below).

Seven facts about me:

1. I love cats.
2. I prefer to watch foreign films and mainly ones in languages I speak rather than English movies.
3. I can sing and have been singing since I was very young.
4. I love reading and very rarely do not finish a book.
5. I don’t like red meat and don’t eat it.
6. I want to make a difference and change the world as much as I can.
7. I am a love/hate, black and white, all or nothing person.

In no particular order I have nominated people who have inspired me with their poetry or their own inspiring story and/or battle against stigma. These are the people I’ve decided to nominate:

http://darknesswarmth.wordpress.com

http://cheerythunder.wordpress.com

http://bylaurenhayley.wordpress.com

http://phoenixtherebirthofmylife.wordpress.com

http://themindleashed.wordpress.com

http://smashingthebelljar.wordpress.com

http://blackdogrunner.wordpress.com

http://zar4h.wordpress.com

http://absolutelyinsane.wordpress.com

http://takingthemaskoff.com

http://withinthecraziness.wordpress.com

http://dafreewhitewolfe.wordpress.com

http://mybipolarhomosexuality.wordpress.com

http://dmelicertes.com

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Bipolar, creative writing, Poetry

The Iron Box Of Stigma

I carry with me an iron box;
A part of me hidden inside,
triple locked
As people don’t want me to unleash
My angel devil from the box;
They think it should be hidden.

Within the iron box
Of mental illness stigma
Lies my black and white diamond locked,
Hidden from judging eyes,
Prejudice and misunderstanding.

My diamond cannot shine
For fear of being despised.
I fear my diamond will be thrown into faraway seas
But I have to be brave and unleash to the world
My special black and white diamond;
I choose to unlock the iron box.

Copyright © C.M.H August 2014

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Bipolar, creative writing, Mental Health, Poems, Poetry, Uncategorized

Horrible Bliss

I was dancing and flying
On air, not clouds
Up above in a heavenless sky
Of lightning and psychotic shrouds.

Before there was angel’s song
And nothing was wrong
Up above in crystal clouds.
I was moon
Instead of lightning bolt.

My life is a rocky rollercoaster-
No handlebar exists,
No safety or comfort,
Just the sense of the
Vulnerability of wrists.

I devote myself to the
Beautifully frightening abyss.
My soul has been fried and toasted-
It used to inhabit Depression’s abyss
Before it departed for Horrible Bliss.

Copyright © C.M.H August 2014

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I am extremely grateful and honoured that Phoenix at http://phoenixtherebirthofmylife.wordpress.com nominated me for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

I have decided to nominate women bloggers who are inspirational and tackle a variety of topics such as mental health, feminism and music. I think this award is a great opportunity from women across the world and of different cultures to come together and celebrate the writing of girls and women.

Here are the steps I need to go through to collect my award:
•Thank the person who nominated you for the award! Thank you very much for nominating me http://phoenixtherebirthofmylife.wordpress.com
•Add the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award logo to your post and blog. ( I’ve already done this but could not figure out how to work the whole widget thing)
•Answer 10 questions provided to you by the person who nominated you.
•Provide 10 questions of your own for your nominees to answer.
•Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and notify them.

Questions that http://phoenixtherebirthofmylife.wordpress.com gave me to answer:
1.What was your favorite food when you were a child? Pizza
2.What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod or music device? Apparently it is Au Bar by Joyce Jonathan, not that this is my favourite song though as it isn’t!
3.What is one of your favorite quotes? I should really have bought the Oscar Wilde quote book as my favourite quote is one of his, ““To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
4.What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? My favourite indoor activity would have to be listening to music and my favourite outdoor activity would be perhaps going on picturesque walks/going on walks around town.
5.What chore do you absolutely hate doing? I absolutely hate ironing.
6.What is your favorite form of exercise? My favourite form of exercise is skiing.
7.What is your favorite month of the year? My favourite month of the year is July; I like the het.
8.What’s your least favorite mode of transportation? My least favourite type of transport is coach.
9.What do you miss most about being a kid? I don’t really miss much about being a kid to be honest.
10.What is your first memory of being really excited? Probably when I was two and a half and I was excited that my sister was going to be born.

Questions for my nominees to answer:

1. What is your favourite book or film?
2. What do you believe to be your life’s purpose?
3. Why did you start your blog?
4. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
5. Who would you choose as one of your female role models?
6. If you could go to one place and if money were no object where would you go
7. What is your favourite hobby?
8. Are you an extrovert or introvert?
9. What are the things in life that matter most to you?
10. Which people would you say have inspired you the most?

In no particular order my nominees are:

http://anomnom.wordpress.com

http://hannahcasidhe.wordpress.com

http://analizjee.wordpress.com

http://zar4h.wordpress.com

http://thebipolarmama.com

http://withinthecraziness.wordpress.com

http://en.gravatar.com/psychconfessions

http://roseversusblackdog.wordpress.com

http://mentalparent.wordpress.com

http://msrubyrouge.wordpress.com

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