Greetings everyone! Queen here—taking a pause from my usual routine to talk about some subjects that I hope not only peak your interest but that you will also be a participant.
In case you didn’t know (insert chuckle here), I am an author, advocate and reader of poetry. I am a believer that the power of words—particularly expressed in the poetry realm, can play a pivotal role in the process of healing, especially ailments that cannot be physically seen.
Utilizing the pen, keyboard, voice recorder (whatever your choice) via cathartic means has provided great benefit. At best, transferring the material from the internal to the external can assist in gaining clarity, even resolution to a tough situation. At minimal, one can see or hear the text to pinpoint the emotions and if they are impacting one in a way that is counterproductive.
So begs the question: Where do you come in?
April is National Poetry Month.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month.
In my last post, I mentioned that there is an opportunity for a writer of poetry to be featured in the May/June issue of All Authors Magazine. The deadline to be a part of that is on March 31st, which is fast approaching.
However, for those of you who won’t make the Spotlight deadline for All Authors Magazine, I would love for you to sit down at The Royal Table for a spell.
If you have a poem to share for April … if you have a friend, family member, or even yourself who wants to find a place to express your struggle with mental health or PTSD for May or June … then reach out on The Royal Table (hyperlink again) page and indicate in the “Dessert” section (aka Add’l information) that it’s to be:
For April “a poetry feature”
For May “mental health awareness”
For June “PTSD awareness”
Note: Saturdays and Sundays are blackout dates.
Even if you aren’t a writer, I welcome you to spread this post to others. There may be someone who needs to know he is not alone, and that someone out there can relate.
Thanks for your time.