Mental Illness Poem

This poem deals with pain and being left alone. This person describes how he/she deals with her fears and anxiety.

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The Roaring Rain On A Dark Night

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Published: August 2009

The only thing I can see through the window is thick rain drops piercing down on my conscience.
I stay in the middle of my bed, curled up and trying to shield myself from the unknown.
I feel like it is never going to shine and never going to stop raining.
The night seems restless and everlasting.
A loud roar of wind comes crashing down on my window.
I feel that it's trying to get inside and take me away.
Why can't this night end soon?!
I'm utterly alone in confining myself to this prison called home.
I'm in solitude that has despair written all around it.
There's nowhere else to turn.
Desperate for this night to be over.
I'm daring the sun to come out,
But it doesn't.
My ears catch every rain drop that falls, while my eyes are blinded shut by darkness.
I stay curled in my fragile state, wishing for this dreadful night to end.
There's no peaked window that is not surrounded by the pitch black darkness of the night.
There's no opening of light to which my skin feels warmth.
There's no crystal clear view, only the solitary confinement which I'm in.
I have nothing else to do but sit and wait.
Quietly crunched in my bed, waiting for darkness to fade into the sunlight.
I will wait!
Trying to contain my thoughts in silence.
I must simply wait...in hopes that I will not fade within the darkness.

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  • Janai Stewart by Janai Stewart, Indiana
  • 5 years ago

Frances this poem is very descriptive, I can relate. The only difference is my anxiety gets worst in the mornings because I get extremely anxious about completing a full day. My thoughts consist of things like how lonely and empty am I going to feel today. Is anything going to feel worthwhile am I going to get anything accomplished without my anxiety and lack of understanding over ruling me. Its all so frustrating and a very lonely road.

  • Francis Abarca by Francis Abarca Poet
  • 1 year ago

Thank you for sharing your related experience with anxiety. I hope in the 3 years that it took me to respond that you found a way to cope and your mornings are running smoother. I still have hard nights, but they have been better. I wish you the best of luck, and thank you so much for reading my deepest thoughts and taking the time to write back.

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