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Creative Poetry Outlet: A Man’s Hope

The following poem was written in 2004, five months after I was hospitalized.  Turning to poetry can be a creative outlet.   Even to help work out some painful emotion.  Maybe more about that in a future blog post.  This poem was published locally in the newspaper and in a book.

A MAN’S HOPE
By: Chato Stewart                       November 10, 2004

“Only the strong survive,” “men don’t cry,” “the weak are left behind.”

Terms heard in adolescents, words spoken to charge feelings and to set standards. A man’s hope to live up to has father’s expectations. A man’s hope to set his own road to success.

Now cover all you know with mental illness. Tell me where a man’s hope lies? When his life has been lying to himself.

Weakness, seen is also strength.
Weakness is perceived when a deficiency is known.

A man’s hope is to overcome, to show, even the weak of mind are strong and can survive. That even in sorrow I will push ahead. A man’s hope even when behind, I can stand… sturdy… balanced… normal.

It is this man’s hope.

 

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Originally Posted at Chato Stewart’s Mental Health Humor at Psych Central: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor

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* Stewart, Chato. (2018). Hope. Psych Central. Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2018/10/creative-poetry-outlets-hope/

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Creative Poetry Outlet: A Man’s Hope

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]


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APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2018). Creative Poetry Outlet: A Man’s Hope. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 17, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2018/10/creative-poetry-outlets-hope/

 

Last updated: 28 Oct 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 28 Oct 2018
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