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The Purpose was Greater Than the Pain

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.

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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.

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