At Insights Counseling Services we encourage growth through creativity and expression. Below are some of the works of our clients in the form of poems, stories, art and crafts.
Please also see our Tell Your Story works from our PPD clients.
Children’s art therapy work
But I Do It Again
Enemy, familiar, “friend ” yet the beginning of the end.
whispering deceit and it hurts her again.
What it makes her fear and what it makes her attempt.
Words it makes her speak and what it makes her conceal.
Things she sees and things she hears
Haunting daunting thoughts it makes her imagine.
All the pain she wants to stop, but she does it again.
And it finds her, the fight inside courses through her veins, it’s powerful.
The fight inside is shattering her once more.
She won’t make a sound.
Alone in this fight with herself and the doubts
whispering if she flees she’ll be caught.
She’s no longer the same, pursuing unwanted pain.
Is all of this worth going astray?
She wants to be found:
while it is determined to keep her lurking in the shadows, invisible.
She wants to give up this ardous game.
And fall down in tranquil sleep.
This is not me.
We both know how this painful game will end.
But I do it again
Touchstones are created as a memento from the journey we have taken through therapy or to represent an idea that we want to hold onto and remind us. This is often done as an activity for the final session of treatment to signify the close of one chapter and the beginning of another.
These touchstones were created by one of our PPD moms who completed her treatment with great improvement.
She chose to represent her journey with the words “I have none- not one regret,” and “honesty, authentic.”
The Woman Said
The woman said
You ran and ran
Until you caught her
The love was always
In the desert
In the casino’s
In the lonely hotels
Back to California
To get my daughter
The love existed even in Jail
The love never flailed
Then came the injury
You still overcame
For ten years
Then came the tears
Tears of pain
The pills began too
Deterioration of self
Love of self
Trust of God
Hatred of mankind
One pill led to another kind
The first surgery failed
Back to work
After a couple of years
The injury re-occurs
Back to the doctor
The love endures
My body and soul
My heart is strong
I keep working
I go crazy
The hospital takes me in
Love still endures
The methadone kicks in
The final pill
Our love takes a hit
His mind takes a hit
The kids know
They will endure and love their father
Chaos in our home
It must stop
I will make it
Will you still run?
I will run and run until you find me
I will wait for you to catch me again.
Because the love will never end.