The One Who Needs Help

It’s a horrible feeling. To feel worthless. To feel you have no purpose. To be the one who needs help. The disgust on their face when they look at you. The anger in their voice when they talk to you. I know now how it feels. To depend on others. To need help. It’s so […]

Soul Craving

There’s a life I’ve always wanted, way up high in the mountain, With my dogs, my cottage house, my paper and my pen. The quiet life, a simple life, it’s what my soul craves, Sitting by a sparkling lake, drinking lemonade for days. -Sonja Jackson, OpenHeartTin

She Wears A Mask

She wears a mask, she’s full of hurt, she covers it up so sweet. I see right through, Won’t you take it off? It’s okay, you can open your heart, breathe. -Sonja Jackson, OpenHeartTin

I Don’t Need Your Love, Love

I don’t need your love, love, I’ve learned some time ago, To depend on myself, Survive on my own, Only look to the one above, love. That might sound cold, I don’t mean to hurt, It’s just the way I am, I depended on people, for way too long, People who don’t give a damn. […]

Dread Journey: 3 Months

I don’t know the exact day I started growing dreads, but I know it was about mid-March, so I’ll keep going with that. I never realized how much I depended on my hair to define me.  I’m growing though.  Not just my hair…inside too.   That makes me happy.  At first when I started this […]

Being Okay When You Don’t Know

How can you be okay, be happy, when you don’t know what’s going to happen?  When you don’t have security?  This has probably been my hardest challenge – living life without security (what I believed to be security) and not knowing what’s going to happen.  Security for me was outside stuff.  A partner and my […]