When most people purchase eggs,

They open the carton and if it’s cracked,

They close it  and place it back.

No one wants a cracked egg.  

Mental illness is viewed like that.

Put aside and disregarded.

How dose the egg become cracked you ask?

Being mishandled, shifts or drops.  

Like a young mind, an innocent soul tainted and tossed.

People cannot be replaced that way,

We are all one of a kind.

Unlike the egg our cracks can be repaired,

What we contain can still be useful.

We can heal, rebuild and rewire our mind.

We can still be used for the greater good of all mankind.

Don’t disregard the cracked person and push them back.

One person’s pain and redemption can start a change reaction,

Saving many lives and filling the lost with hope that they too can be found.

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. Currently she is living and healing in the same place. She has had a love for reading since the age of six. As a teen, she began writing poems as an expression of feelings that followed abuse, depression and love. She is living with a diagnosis of bipolar and PTSD and is a survivor of childhood abuse, trauma and spousal abuse. She has worked as a LPN nurse for 12 years. She is also a lover of Christ and believes that “unbalanced” is the First of a trilogy. 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. She is living proof that you can overcome and live a mentally “BALANCED” life. She triumphs through her Faith and her fight for life.