Small Town America

Posted by Edward Ernest | Mar 11, 2017 | Anxiety, Art, Bad Poetry, Community Collaboration, Depression, Identity, PTSD | 0 |

Small Town America

A long time ago, when in very low-lows, I tried my hand at poetry. However, not every can be a poet and it seems that poetry was telling me to go back to my day job of being humorous. Having a free flow on paper was a cathartic creative outlet, but I couldn’t really evoke my feelings (or how I wanted my feeling to sound) through my words and I only felt shame after reading my words a week later. I was that bad. Fast forward to today, I’m actually quite proud of my bad poetry and I’m not embarrassed by it in the least. I was young and very judgmental of myself, which is something I continue to work hard on…..Yes, it was/is still bad, terribly, terribly bad poetry, but I now have a sense of humor about it all. Those poems still exist in some books that are currently in storage and I will share them once found. This website is about seeing the humor in dark situations and opening up a dialogue. Below is a piece of Bad Poetry, created by me, but as a character. I can still write Bad Poetry quite easily. All I need to do is try to write good poetry and the bad just comes right out. It’s that easy for me. It’s a piece about being depressed and different in Small Town America. I hope you enjoy it. If you’re battling depression, anxiety, PTSD, amongst other mental health issues and are have suicidal thoughts,  please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.  You can also visit their website by just clicking right here -> National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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About The Author

Edward Ernest

Edward Ernest is pretty much the coolest guy that ever lived.......according to himself. He's one of the founders of and has zero respect from any of his colleagues.To the outside world, he's this very nice upstanding citizen, but behind closed doors he's one of the meanest people we know.Yes, he writes nice articles and gives good advice. It might even seem like he cares about you and wants to be your friend. But please, don't be fooled.We've seen him kick a dog a with a broken leg before and have heard him on the phone berating his grandmother for only giving him a $5 birthday gift.Be thankful he's not related to you.

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