Of course I'm fine, why do you ask?
Oh, don't mind this, it's just my mask.
It hides the grief, it hides the strife.
I wear this mask to escape the knife.
7 Poems About The Struggle With Mental Health
I'm reading these poems because I have struggled with my mental health and reading the way other people can describe it helps me to write better poems.
Pretending To Be Okay
Of course I'm fine, why do you ask?Featured Shared Story
Thank you for your story.
When I was nine years old, I was raped. And it continued for two years. I never told anyone because the man threatened to hurt my family. When I wrote this...
Poem About Almost Losing Everything
I can't be fixed.
But I won't be missed.Featured Shared Story
You write from a place of recognizing that all has gone wrong, but this is only so everything can go right again. I have been through this place, and it is a very common, valid, and HUMAN...
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Brian and I were polar opposites; he was loud and wild while I was more quiet and tame.
Despite our differences, both family and friends said we often looked and acted exactly the same.
I never understood it. My skin was unremarkable, nothing more than the average bruise.
Just like a ghost
I drift through the days
Trying for reason
Thinking of ways....Featured Shared Story
I can relate to this poem because all of my close family members tell me I eat my feelings when I feel low, but they just tell me to stop. They tell me I need to know when enough is enough,...
It's not an addiction,
Really it's not.
But that mirror,
It's a source of affliction.Featured Shared Story
I have also struggled with my eating, and I loved the way you depicted anorexia through your imagery. I loved your stanzas about the scales and the mirror. With an eating disorder, no matter...
Poem About Social Anxiety
I'm miserable because of you,
making plans and not following through.
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I love this poem but wished it were longer and it was actually like you were having a conversation with anxiety. Nevertheless, this is an amazing poem and so relatable.