I envisioned more for me;
A life and fulfillment of my hopes and dreams.
Along the path towards who I wanted to be,
My hopes got flooded by my miseries.
One night I tried to kill what the world said was wrong with me and should no longer live to breathe.
I realized after I had ingested the pills,
I wanted to live.
Honoring the gift of life in a better way,
But I could not vomit up the pills.
I laid down and prayed for a second chance,
To my surprise I awoke the next day,
Filled with peace and a purpose beyond my own understanding.
Faith taught me to believe in what I could not see,
A power and purpose found in someone greater than me.
I lived to tell and write the story of faith, truth, hope and redemption.
Christy Angelette is part of the Generation X generation. She is a mother of three amazing sons and is a southern Queen born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She is working on a novel that will highlight mental illness and abuse in multiple forms, as well as civil rights being broken on a mental health level.