By Eric Beach
Memorial day is here again. It always sneaks up on for some reason. Every year I feel an unexplainable heaviness the week leading up to memorial day weekend. Inevitably it all clicks once I realize what time of year it is. Its the time of year where we think about those lives lost. We remember them fondly but painfully. For so many, we remember them traumatically.
Last year, around this time, I was amidst a deep spiral of depression. Writing for me has been a vital outlet in my healing. In an effort to regain a healthy mindset, I wrote a poem. I then sat in my van and recorded me reading it. I brought in the recording and added some creative elements to the audio and then, and this is crucial, I released it for the world to hear...
The poem is entitled "Gods Best". I invite you to listen to it. My voice may be hard to understand, the audio recording is of poor quality, but my heart is there. Please listen.