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Dealing With Crossroads in Life

By Athena Milios                                   


Dealing With Crossroads in Life

As I flew toward that vital fork in my road
I feared I was about to see my life implode.
How would I ever decide which path to take?
Decisions were pending and a lot was at stake. 

As I flew toward the dreaded fork in my lane
I knew my universe would never be the same.
A tap of my finger could cause it all to degrade,
as I faced a choice that could not be unmade. 

As I flew toward a daunting fork in my road,
I could feel myself careening into panic mode.
I knew I had reached the end of my comfort zone,
and it was time to step into the terrifying unknown.

As I flew toward that fateful fork in my lane
I saw a way out of self-destruction and pain.
I saw a path of happiness, health, and hope,
for I had not yet reached the end of my rope.

As I flew toward that formidable fork in my road,
I feared I might regress into a depressive episode.
But then a little voice reminded me of my grit,
and I knew there was no way I was ready to quit.


Published on August 1st, 2022


Athena Milios is a Canadian psychiatric researcher and writer. She is passionate about psychology and mental health. She strongly advocates for mental health in her community. She writes scientific publications, poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. She is completing her Doctor of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University (class of 2024). She holds an undergraduate Degree in Medical Science and a Master’s in Psychiatry Research, both from Dalhousie University. Her research interests include psychiatric medications, eating disorders, e-health interventions, and caregiver/family mental health. 




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