The Fog – Author Steve Lay

The fog is rising over the mountain tops,
Blocking out all the morning sun,
Makes it sometimes hard to see,
The true colours of everyone.

The fog is right in front of my eyes,
It’s blocking out the sun beginning to rise,
Where is the horizon and the shore,
I can’t see my feet on the floor.

The fog is rising as the boat floats,
After rain clouds have started pouring down,
Someday there will be a rainbow,
From tears where we nearly drowned.

Feels like someone got inside my head,
Turned it around and around,
Put one foot in front of the other,
When my head will clear now.


©  Steve Lay

Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”

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I Have a Name

Preface  . . .  

We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’  We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us.  These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.

There are many people silently suffering as a result.  They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion.  There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society.  The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people.  They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.

It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world.  “You Have a Name.”

Brenda-Lee Ranta,  author of Allegories, and Myriad of Perceptions

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  1. Reblogged this on The Lyrical Journal and commented:
    an excerpt from “I Have a Name” 52 poets around the globe share their prose regarding experiences with having a silent disorder! Not to be missed. Get your copy at :


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