Michele Darien

Michele Darien

I have been interested in creative writing since childhood. Shortly after finishing law school, I became disabled. Mental illness was a major theme in my poems for approximately ten years. More recently, I have been focusing on praise poetry.
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  • Siclovia: San Antonians Playing in the Street
    Siclovia is a twice-yearly opportunity for locals and visitors to the Alamo City to engage in outdoor activities on a closed-off street, whether they are pedestrians/skaters or cyclists. This article is about the March 30, 2014, event.
  • Tips for Prospective Clinical Trial Participants
    The purpose of this article is to share what I learned from taking part in a study as well as to direct people to a clinical trial resource.
  • My 6+ Years With Fibroids
    In this article, I discuss my experience with uterine fibroid tumors, from diagnosis to treatment. Hopefully, the advice I provide will help someone who's in a similar position.
  • September
    This is a second haiku about my dog that I recently wrote.
  • First Person: Anxiety Disorder Goes Beyond the Blues
    Anxiety disorder goes beyond butterflies in the stomach. There's no wishing away any form of mental illness. Illness is illness whether it affects the heart, lungs, kidneys or brain.
  • 17 Years from Mystery Illness to Diagnosis
    A virus evidently triggered my autoimmune disorder, ending the mystery of why I experience chronic sickness.
  • Where Will the "Mentally Ill" Be Four Years from Now?
    This article is a brief request to President Obama to discuss the status of the so-called mentally ill in his inaugural address.
  • A Resurrection Day Haiku
    I wrote this Haiku for Easter.
  • Easter Renewal
    This is an account, a testimony, about the Lord Jesus Christ bringing me through an incredible trial.
  • The Pool
    This 55 word flash fiction piece is about a young man's baptism.
  • Repast
    A young widow reunites with an estranged family member at a gathering following her husband's funeral.
  • An Atari Flashback
    This piece is about my favorite video game console. Although technology has changed and/or improved since the early 1980's, I prefer my old console--but not necessarily because of the console itself.
  • The Childhood Comforter
    When I was in grade school, my paternal grandmother sent me a special gift that I still have. This piece is about that gift.
  • Open Air, Springtime
    I wrote this haiku while thinking about spring; but it was inspired by a scene from a movie.
  • Freshly Raked
    I don't see a lot of fall foliage in my area. This haiku is a reminder of other places that I've lived.
  • Chew Toy Joy
    This Haiku poem is about my dog Mulder, an Irish Setter/German Shepherd (?) mix who lived to age fourteen in human years. The image is a still captured from a short video of him at play.
  • Lone Star November
    This Haiku was intended for/inspired by a call for submissions. It touches on the weather conditions in Texas.

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