Soul Screamer and The Tempest Blooms : Poetry By Nicole Lyons

Soul Screamer               By Nicole Lyons              otv-magazine

I hear them
when the moon
is full
She pulls cries
from their throats
and places them in
the waves that break
the shore
And they ripple
through me
when she is
before madness sweeps
them back
out to sea
and I howl

© Nicole Lyons 2016

The Tempest Blooms

I have nurtured the seeds
of resistance planted
in my bones long ago.
Roots grown swift and mighty,
a solid foundation stands me
firm and holds me true.

Vines or resilience climb
the length of my spine-straight.
Blooming down arms of hope
and hands of peace, raised
in wait, to embrace
a revolution.

Change rides
the backs of howling
winds, and if seeds
of hatred are all you have
sown, the tempest
will eat you alive.

© Nicole Lyons 2016


Nicole Lyons is the creator of The Lithium Chronicles, the popular Facebook page that brings awareness to mental illness and support to those who need it. She is currently an active columnist at Feminine Collective and holds a column for the national online magazine, PsychCentral. She has been a guest contributor to the website The Mighty and The International Bipolar Foundation, among others. Nicole has been a featured writer for the OCH Literary Society, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Sidereal Catalyst. Nicole’s The Lithium Chronicles website features her own poetry and prose, as well as the work of upcoming and established artists and was added to the Mental Health Writer’s Guild in 2015. She has been nominated for two consecutive years in seven different categories for The Wego Health Activist awards, recognized for her work as a fierce mental health advocate and an advocate for others, as well as having built an exceptional online community with The Lithium Chronicles. She is a published author in both Feminine Collective’s Raw & Unfiltered VOL I and The Stigma Fighters Anthology Volume One.


Nicole is a hippie at heart with a bohemian soul who believes that the world can be changed by one random act of kindness at a time. She lives a good life in Beautiful British Columbia with her brilliant daughters and gorgeous husband. In her free time Nicole volunteers with a Canadian non-profit that focuses on suicide awareness and prevention, and is writing her first book of poetry and prose.


You can find more of Nicole’s poetry and prose on her writer page on Facebook.



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