An ( Original) Poem: "How Are You Here"


Happy New Year!

I hope the first day of 2018 is treating you well. I thought I would start my first post of the year with a poem that I wrote. I was inspired. By a tweet, a long time friend, etc. So without any delay here is a poem I wrote for my readers coming into this new year with mental illness and uncertainty or fear.
But especially to a long time friend of mine..




I know what you are thinking, how are you here
How is someone like you barely making it through?
this is not suppose to be the reality
Your goal was to be dead by the end of  twenty-seventeen
But your not. You are here. What does this mean?
I know what you are thinking, how are you here
How is someone like you barely making it through?
your pain is temporary
God is telling you look up and over the valley
This year. You are suppose to be here,
right here in twenty-eighteen
But..
I know what you are thinking, how are you here
How is someone like you barely making it through?
Don't let the illness fool you
it's the enemy in this game
depression, anxiety tries to spell weak with the letters of your name
Your mind has been running, and now your soul is confused
Now your heart is broken because it is woven within the two
You were not created to be torn for long
You were, you are, and forever will be created for a greater purpose
So You. Me. Us.. Let's be strong

I know what you are thinking, how are you here
How is someone like you barely making it through?
Believe it or not, there is a tiny hope within you
A little voice that reminds you life is worth holding on to
So lets fight that lion in a cage battle, screaming but cant be heard virus
Because my friend, the victory is yours and you will in soon time
have your answers.. Stay Alive.



Written by : Nikki Opara

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  1. a few years ago, I wrote a blog about the day I died...yes, suicide, I died. BUT GOD! This powerful poem really says so much to the one that struggles with mental illness...thank you for being your friend's friend...and for sharing it for those of us that battle these demons daily.

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    1. Wow Christi, thank you for sharing that experience! I'm going to go check it out and read it. (: thanks for reading and understanding, I'm so glad you can relate as well.

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