Bouncing off walls,
a self-contained directionless rubber ball.
Feeling split ripped apart wanting everything and nothing.
Black holes try to swallow me and I say let me wallow in pain and self-doubt.
(I could be here on a mission or as a fake a simple, misfitted contraceptive mistake.
Journey, a touching poetry collection, depicts a lifespan that shows the innermost thoughts and feelings of author Kathleen Phillips's battle with schizoaffective disorder-a combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The poems included in Journey portray a unique voyage representing Phillips's reflections at different stages of her life. At times, there are verses written during the calm, balanced periods. At others, the poems show the volatile, explosive emotions of a mentally ill person.
Journey will instill hope and peace both in those living with a mental illness and in their loved ones. Draw comfort and strength from Phillips's words, and use them to help you through your own challenges.