Chaos… the building blocks of outer space.
The layman only understands the night sky from what he sees.
To understand its purpose, he tries to abandon his senses.
Closing the eyes…
A parallel vacancy, now created within his mind.
Some people report visions, but he sees nothing.
An empty mind, or a full one? Which is more favorable?
To receive creative inspiration is indeed divine,
But to require no inspiration is Herculean.
Some consider freedom to be evil.
Man’s desires should be stifled, not expressed.
Religion is never fully understood.
Its building blocks are a series of questions.
In pursuit of its answers,
It can pull man through a journey of confusion.
Why is he rewarded with affluence, and not I?
Why did her family convert, while not my own husband?
We are blind to the reasons behind fate.
Nor does it have any logic that can be defined.
It is simply
Neesa Suncheuri works as a mental health peer specialist at a housing agency in Queens, New York. She is the founder of a Facebook discussion group for peer specialists and other recovery enthusiasts, entitled “What is Wellness? A Mental Health Discussion Group.” Much of her creative inspiration is rooted in her now-tamed schizophrenia. She writes poetry and fiction, and maintains a blog called Unlearning Schizophrenia. She is also a singer/songwriter, and an enthusiast for the German language and culture. Follow her on Twitter at @neesasuncheuri.