Summer Pop-Punk Days | June Gloom + July Sunshine | Hungover Love (poems)

Proud to have three of my poems published in my friend Jen Roomes’ kickass zine crapnation!

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How My Tattoos Help ‘Heal’ My Scars

New article was published on The Mighty today! My second with them. 😀

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One Year (April 17th 2016)

April 17th 2016. A day I won’t forget – can’t forget.

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Today marks one year since my last suicide attempt.

On this day in 2016 I swallowed a cocktail of pills, slit wrists. And I was saved by two friends.

Life has changed in so many ways since that day. Some for better, some for not. And some things are exactly the same. It’s crazy thinking back on what I’ve been through in just a year. So much. Too much, at times. I look different now, in a very noticeable way if you know me. Last year I was already fading fast and it’s all taken its toll on me, both physically and emotionally.

Heartbreak and betrayal. Successes and failures. Friends found and lost. Illnesses and surgery. Abandonment.

So many ups and downs.

I’m still just a fragile girl, a scared girl, lost and unsure. Loneliness is still my closest friend, but I’m moving forward in life. I’m making things happen. Things I never would have thought possible on this day last year.

Baby steps.

A year ago today I gave up on life. But I’m still here. I wanted it all to end but two amazing people saved me that day, and I found hope. I’m still here.

What Dialectical Behavior Therapy Has Taught Me So Far

So excited to be published on TheMighty.com and be an official contributor! It’s obviously very personal to me and, I feel, really important.

https://themighty.com/2017/03/borderline-personality-disorder-bpd-dialectical-behavior-therapy-dbt/

Coda, Poetry by Forrest Jamie

Thanks as always, WILDsound ❤

POETRY FESTIVAL. Submit to site for FREE. Submit for actor performance. Submit poem to be made into film.

 Genres: Breakup, Closure, Heartbreak, Love, Relationships, Romantic, The End

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Darling boy
I know how this story goes –
it’s ours, after all
and I could read it
with my eyes closed.
And why must re-reading those chapters
of our one-sided love story
hurt so good?

You said that
my coffee brown eyes felt like home,
but you’re the wandering kind
and so
the timing is all wrong.
You never stay (in one place)
for too long.

I’m an open book.
I give myself to you
anywhere
anytime
and every time,
you leave with another torn up page of me
but I couldn’t care less if I tried.

We will always be
my favourite
romantic tragedy.
 

 

 

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Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

Watch Poetry performance readings:

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Read NEW Poetry Readings from all over the world – October 2016 — WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Thank you, WILDsound ❤

Deadline to Submit your FREE Poetry to the Festival: http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html OTTAWA, by Forrest Jamie https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/09/16/ottawa-poetry-by-forrest-jamie/ WALLS OF FLESH, by Shannon Rohn https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/09/16/walls-of-flesh-poetry-by-shannon-rohn/ LESSONS ON THROWING SHADE, by Nigel Toussaint Bray https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/09/16/lessons-on-throwing-shade-poetry-by-nigel-toussaint-bray/ FAREWELLS OF MT. AUBURN, by Mark Curtis Dunn https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/09/16/farewells-of-mt-auburn-poetry-by-mark-curtis-dunn/ THE COLDEST WINTER, by MS the Secret https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/09/16/the-coldest-winter-poetry-by-m-s-the-secret/ IN DARKNESS, by Kerry Valkyrie Baldock Kelly https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/09/16/in-darkness-poetry-by-kerry-valkyrie-baldock-kelly/ %5B…%5D

via Read NEW Poetry Readings from all over the world – October 2016 — WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Ottawa, Poetry by Forrest Jamie

Thank you WILDsound ❤

WILDsound Festival

Genres: Friendship, Hurt, Painful, Sad, Abandoned

Ottawa (10.27.2015) by Forrest Jamie

I can’t make you miss me.
I can’t pull the words from your throat
and I sure as hell can’t make you care.
I can’t sit you down in front of me and beg for honesty
and I can’t make you listen.
That’s the hardest part, I think.
And I was terrified of it – knowing I’d have to
let you go the next time you came around.
But more than that, I think what scared me most
was you never coming back. Finally.
That whatever it was that kept me dear to you
would vanish and you would just stay gone.
Lo and behold,
my nightmare is now my reality.
So why?
Why did you promise and why did you break it?
Why didn’t you call and why haven’t you come back?
You always came back.
And as much as…

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The Way We Used to Breathe (poem)

My first poem published in print ❤
Huge thanks to Untethered.

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like I’m not broken.
Like nothing’s wrong
or changed,
like I haven’t missed
this;
the way you used to breathe.

Surprise Diagnoses | World of Psychology

My 2nd article on psychcentral’s blog just got published 🙂

When I was diagnosed with PTSD at the beginning of the year, it came as a surprise to me. I’d gone to this psychologist for a potential BPD diagnosis. I walked out with not only that, but four years’ worth of PTSD as well. It was surprising because in these four years I’d not once thought about this disorder; it never even occurred to me. But as I thought about it, letting it sink in, things started making sense. And since the diagnosis, I’ve had to think about what happened. Because I really didn’t deal with it; I’m still having trouble figuring out where to go from here. I know it could’ve been much worse. Others have had it so much worse than me. But I’m trying to stop that way of thinking. What happened was awful and it did change me. It does me more harm than good to invalidate my own feelings. February 2012, I was 18 and had been living on my own in Toronto for seven months or so. One morning I was followed. The bus stop was right across from my apartment building. I noticed him

Source: Surprise Diagnoses | World of Psychology

Short Story: One More Last Call by Forrest Jamie

2nd day in a row my name was published incorrectly lol…but this is still hella cool. Thanks WILDsound for this and the cool little interview, and shoutout to Becky Shrimpton for reading my short story 🙂

Novel Writing Festival

Watch the July 2016 Winning Short Story Reading. 

One More Last Call  by Forrest Simcoe

Reading Performed by actor Becky Shrimpton

Get to know the winning writer: 

1. What is your 1pg Short Story about?

My story is about two people coming to terms with the fact that their relationship is over. It starts in the aftermath of the breakup, and so much of their history is hinted at throughout the story. This is their final goodbye to each other; accepting that it’s the end for them not only as lovers, but for their deep friendship as well.

2. What genres would you say this short story is in?

Drama, Romance.

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Love. Acceptance.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Oh man, it’s probably a tie between Donnie Darko and A Walk to Remember – two vastly different…

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