Who Deserves Your Time?

When your prompt is “write a poem to someone who doesn’t deserve your time” hang on! Residents from our nonprofit partner Friends of Guest House don’t hold back at all as they tell a former john, their addiction, their mother, and others who have done them unspeakable wrong exactly what they think. And in our last video, our poet talks about the mask she wears to protect herself. None of these videos are over a minute long. Take a listen.

Congratulations to these brave women for baring their souls.

Thank you to our Heard spoken word teacher C. Alexandria-Bernard Thomas for bringing and wringing the unvarnished and unedited truth from our Heard clients.

New Beginnings

Tory R., Friends of Guest House, June 9, 2021

While I hate confined spaces

I love being outdoors

Music is my safe place

Silence is my killer

Being bored agonizes me

The feeling of loneliness fades

As love invades my life

New beginnings

Peak over the horizon

Sobriety has overtaken me

And darkness finally shatters

Hope overwhelms me for the first time

Failure is not an option now.