POEM: The Mental Anguish

Don’t say that you’ll save me
For you lie
Before too long
We’ll both be drowning.

Soon, you’ll scramble
To the shore
Grasping for land
Leaving me behind
Spiralling into the depths.

No one can save me
I can’t save me
There are days
I don’t even want
To breathe any longer.

This cursed cycle
Comes as certain as
The changing seasons
To demonstrate
How fallible I am
How unstable we are.

Ups and downs
The rollercoaster rides
Within 24 hours
Rapid cycle slides
Courtesy of Insanity’s crowns.

No one can release us
From our self-inflicted misery
This raging insanity
Has become our mastery
As if wounding one another
Is our only artistry.

The distance grows
Wider than the Nile
Like a gaping wound
It smiles
No, it won’t heal
Not this time around.

I am not a problem
To be solved or
A case to be studied
Don’t lie to my face
And say you understand
Because we both know
You fucking don’t.

When the bell tolls
Only one will remain
And it will be not you
Or me
It is the remains
Of what was
And could have been.

I desperately want to believe that I am not my insanity.

I want to believe that I can be loved.




Author’s Note: This poem is a tribute to everyone out there who is suffering from any form of mental issues. There is just not enough awareness and information on mental health. Yet, millions of people across the world are suffering from a variety of mental issues.
Mental health extends to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of our lives, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental ailments do not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, at any time.
Personally, I have lost my fair share of friends to mental health issues. Yes, these beloved friends have chosen to take their own lives. It is a very sad and lonely place to be when one is imprisoned in that tormented state of mind. Sometimes, we do not even realise who is suffering in great pain. So, please take the time to really look at our friends, families, co-workers or neighbours. Take the time to find out if they are really ok. Often than not, it is the strongest facade that hides the deepest despair.
Since 1949, Mental Health America have led the observance of May as Mental Health Month. I thought I would do my small part in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about.

You can also educate yourself by reading up on mental health here.




Being Afraid Is Human, But Staying Afraid Is A Choice.

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