This is very well written, and yet, it saddens me to read it... in some ways... and yet in others, I'm glad that you came out alright.
A brush with death, hm Erica? I certainly hope that you learned something about it, and that your value of life was affected by it...
Be well. Trust in God, and in yourself... for humans were created in God's image, and while capable of evil, are still capable of all the good that God could ever will by his own hand.
Learn to place poetry before people
Before you place your poetry before the people.