Hello Poets, lovers of poetry, and those stopping by for a quick glance!
We are in May, my birthday month (Happy birthday James!), and when all the flowers begin to show their colors, waking up from their naps for their time in the sun. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and to quote Marshawn Lynch, ” …take care y’all mentals”! He also mentioned taking care of your chickens, but that’s for another column.
He’s exactly right. With the year we just made it through, taking care of your mental health, along with looking out for the mental health of those around you, is vital. I find poetry is a great way to vent, to grieve, to reflect, and just take care of my mental well-being as best I can. Whether you share those writings or just get them down on paper for yourself, it helps. At least, I know it helps me. Here’s to sunnier days, and we’ll see you in June!
Here’s a recent poem on just this topic:
Listen to the AE Team’s May playlists, themed for Mental Health Awareness Month: Music for Mental Health Awareness.