when i close my eyes,
i hear the same song every time,
and there is always a perfect
yet there is something missing;
i am always alone.
Ella Hyland knows firsthand that life can be a challenging journey that includes many diverse emotions.
In her debut collection of poetry, she explores a variety of topics that include love, heartbreak, sadness, false hope, mental illness, and dark thoughts. While providing others with a safe place to reflect on their own challenges, Ella shares poems that address real-life issues like the kind of love that hurts so badly you feel you’ll never love again, the dark thoughts that keep you awake at night you’re too afraid to tell anyone about, the periods of elation and depression that accompany mental illness, and all the what-ifs and what-could-have-beens that suck the life out of hope and leave despair in its place.
Thoughts I Never Had the Courage to Tell You is a compilation of free verse that offers a glimpse into a teenager’s journey through life as she courageously faces the reality of love, heartache, and everything in between.