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  1. 41. The Ruse

    No one can truly understand depression unless you either live with it or love someone who lives with it. This poem is dedicated to my beautiful daughter who has been suffering from depression for so long I don't remember when she wasn't depressed. All I can do is try and love her through her pain...

    She's beauty, style, poise and grace,
    At least she appears to be.
    But no one knows the girl who hides
    Behind the face they see.

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    I myself have a daughter that is now going to be 26 in a little over a month. She doesn't leave the house at all, she comes to my house and to her Dr's appointments but not by choice. They...

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  2. 42. Voices

    • By Bella B.
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2013

    I know that paranoia is usually an overlooked personality disorder, but it can really be troublesome. It makes you go insane and your trust disappears. I hope this poem makes people aware of how paranoia is.

    I hear them there every day.
    Why will they not go away?
    They tell me that I'll be betrayed.
    Will it really be that way?

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    Just wanted to say that I loved your poem. I can relate to it so well because I have those same voices inside my head since I was like 15 and I'm almost 49 now and they are even worse today...

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  3. 43. Puppet

    To me this poem represents being controlled by something you can't overcome. For example people dealing with mental health issues. You entire life is eaten by this power and despite your efforts you can't make it any easier. I think it's one of the hardest things to experience and saddest things to watch happen to someone else. So the puppet is you and the disease, addiction, person whatever it may be is what's controlling you.

    The despair that holds her back tugs on her heartstrings
    But like a puppet she will obediently play along

    She was once optimistic and filled with joy

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    The puppet was me. I still feel like that sometimes. Last year I had to break the strings. I was in an 8 year relationships. I was his puppet. Whatever he said to do, I had to do it or he...

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  4. 44. Life Behind The Mask

    • By Louise
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2020

    I have suffered from a mental illness for a long time after suffering abuse as a child. My life hasn't been easy and neither has my battle with my illness. I've written this poem, as I know a lot of people suffering with mental illness will be able to relate. I want people to know they are not alone and to spread awareness of something that is still quite a taboo subject. For us suffering, the struggle is real.
    Warning - this poem references self-harm/suicide attempts.

    Deep inside her mind,
    Behind a picture-perfect smile,
    Lies a desolate, lonely place
    She hasn't visited for a while.

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    I related so much to this poem. As a middle school girl, this line from the poem, "Nobody knows her struggles. If only they would ask. She didn't have to fight this alone and hide behind a...

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  5. 45. Exhale Anxiety

    Take a deep breath and exhale all that anxiety. I wrote the poem I needed to hear. My anxiety is still high. I’m going to write my way out. I hope this helps someone else dealing with it. Sending you peace and calm.

    I send anxiety
    a cease and desist letter.
    I close her mouth.
    Unbind her gnawing disquiet,

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  6. 46. The Truth

    • By Caley House
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2013

    I have come up with this poem as I am in eating disorder recovery. This has given me the experience, and I really just needed to get my feeling out onto the page. But don't let that fool you; I also put a lot of work into it! Also, this was originally meant to be a read out lot poem.

    Slippery, sweet, syrupy words sticking in my brain
    A lie
    They won't go away no matter how much I try to send them back to where they came from
    A lie

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  7. 47. Chaotic Places

    • By Britney
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2012

    I suffer from night terrors, so this is my ABC poem about them.

    After everything is said and done
    Bad dreams and nightmares
    Chased away by the coming dawn
    Demons stashed into nightstand drawers

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  8. 48. Music Of Wakefulness

    I am only 19 and this is the first poem I've ever written. During my many battles with anxiety and insomnia, I put my late night hours into this piece, which gives it a sense of authenticity. It is a poem that almost anyone could relate to, a metaphoric piece based on the struggle of unwanted and persistent thoughts preventing much needed sleep. Although this is my first poem, it has been a product of years of depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

    It is in the dark of night
    When insomnia sings me awake
    To the tune of lullabies
    And the rhythm of mindful blight.

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    I love the intimacy between the poet and these "hindrances." The relationship between nature, insomnia and anxiety around the poet at first is inviting, and calming. It isn't until daylight,...

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  9. 49. I Don't Know

    I was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, and it has been quite a struggle. I'm struggling to identify and express the intense emotions I feel. Sometimes it's frustrating because I don't know my triggers. Not only do I suffer from BPD, but I also struggle with depression and anxiety. It's very lonely, so I turn to writing as my sense of comfort.

    I don't know how to tell you I'm afraid without feeling weak.
    I don't know how to tell you I'm hurting and how I wish this pain would cease.
    I don't know how to tell you I'm lonely without feeling incomplete.
    I don't know how to tell you I'm tired and how I wish this burden would decrease.

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  10. 50. Zoloft

    • By Tim
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2014

    It is a funny way to lighten a sad subject.

    Hello, you happy little pill
    A smile, a laugh, a cold dark chill
    When tragedy struck you were given to me
    To ease the pain, to enhance the glee

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  11. 51. Restriction

    • By Lorena
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2018

    The story behind my poem called "Restriction" is my journey as a teenager who struggles with an eating disorder. I'm currently in recovery and know how many other boys and girls out there go through this thinking that they're alone. I want them to know that they are never alone. And I also want everybody to know that we are our harshest judges. What we see in the mirror and cry about, most other people don't even notice. You all are perfect. Don't change!

    When I was fifteen I starved myself,
    hoping I could then accept myself,
    but with all the weight I dropped,
    the burning self-hate never stopped.

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  12. 52. Hidden Canvas

    • By Kitty I
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2014

    This poem is describing my 4-year history of self-harm and when people found out.

    I drew on the same canvas for years.
    The marks I have made faded only for me to create new ones.
    I tried to hide my art,
    But some saw through,

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    I suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. Reading this poem, I felt like it spoke to me. I felt a sense of understanding reading this poem. Thank you.

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  13. 53. The Mental Hospital

    I've been to the mental hospital on several occasions. For this poem I pictured standing in one of the hallways and describing to you what I see. Sympathy is most easily attained through understanding. This poem's designed to be more informative than emotional, appealing more to your logical side. A lot about the mentally ill is misunderstood, and a lot of the suffering could be helped with simple kind actions. These diseases can be complicated, but these people's needs often are not.

    There's a place in the hospital where they house the severely mentally ill,
    A place where people walk around in a daze and every day starts and ends with a pill.

    Where people don't want your money; they only want your prayers.

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    Thank you, Sommerd! When I think of all the pain I saw, I feel obligated to get it right for all of us and wind up rewriting everything a dozen times. Thank you for your comment. I hope...

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  14. 54. Every Day Is A Fight With Anxiety

    • By Alisha M. Davies
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2018

    I have severe anxiety in which I struggle with on a daily basis. Many people don't know I have it, but if you look closely you can see my physical irritability. Mental health needs more awareness. I wrote this poem when I was at a very low point of my mental illness. I felt like it was taking over me. I would love for it to be published so people can enjoy my poem and know they aren't alone.

    Anxiety grabs me by the throat,
    Almost like grabbing a man's balls.
    It hurts deep into your stomach,
    Churning your belly down.

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    Hi! My name is Jun. I've also been struggling with anxiety since I was 10. Sometimes I find it hard to express how I felt back them. Reading this poem of yours has made me feel more grateful...

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  15. 55. I Can't Eat It

    • By Amber
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011

    Many people struggle with eating disorders. People need to know they can recover.

    The food is all around.
    I can't eat it.
    They are watching.
    They will call me a pig.

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    I have an eating disorder and it hurts inside. These poems really help

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  16. 56. Monster In The Dark

    • By Tony O.
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2014

    I've been living with major clinical depression and minor audible schizophrenia since I was twelve. It has led me to some pretty dark spots in life that someone my age shouldn't have put themselves through. I've battled many addictions from self mutilation to drugs, both legal and illegal. I have learned to keep my head up and keep hoping for a better tomorrow and to play with the hand you're dealt.

    Sometimes life is too dark, there's no light.
    I can't decide what's wrong or right.
    While this beating heart falls out of sight,
    I'm starting to lose my will to fight,

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    Hi I'm Aeon, I know what it's like being diagnosed with severe depression, I was at the age of 6 and continue to battle the hardships today as I am 15 years old. I used to do very hard drugs...

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  17. 57. Anxiety

    • By Kristal McDolgle
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2015

    I'm 20 years old and have been suffering from anxiety and social anxiety for seven years. It has affected my life in such a way that I cannot make friends, drive, or have a job. I graduated home school in 2012 because public school was just too much for me. Every day I struggle to date, I struggle to breathe, I struggle to have a life beyond the bed and couch. I take Prozac, and I see a therapist, but sometimes even their motivation isn't enough.

    Anxiety,
    I'm miserable because of you,
    making plans and not following through.

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    I actually struggle with minor social anxiety and this really is how it is. I have scars on my arm from where I scratched it off in a panic attack about people looking at me. To be honest,...

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  18. 58. My Heart Desires Freedom

    • By Kristal Mcdolgle
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2017

    This poem was written in a major time of despair. My family has been struggling for quite a while now with money issues, job loss, and everything else you can imagine, but on top of all this, I am diagnosed with having Anxiety/Depression and require medical attention. We struggle back and forth every day with finding ways just so I can keep my doctor appointments and have money for my prescription medicines. At some point even the strongest of people break.

    Each day a brand new struggle:
    No food to eat, too stressed to sleep, trouble on my mind,
    Tired of life, tired of pain, too tired to even try.

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  19. 59. Sleep Can Never Come

    • By Hannah Cooper
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2010

    When I was writing this, I was just thinking of how I haven't had a good nights sleep in a really long time. And I figured out that it was because I had so much stress going on. So, now I'm trying to just relax more and just try to be as stress free as I can.

    Stripped of my comfort,
    I have no place to sleep.
    Confused with anxiety,
    I can only weep.

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  20. 60. The Girl I Used To Be "PTSD"

    • By Trobers
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2014

    I was raped and beaten while I was serving my country. As a result I had developed PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) through MST (Military Sexual Trauma). I had gotten help, but there are still times that I have a flash back. It has been 11 years ago, but it still haunts me to this day.

    Among the cluttered archives of my pondering
    Lie the memories of a girl who I used to be,
    My eyes alight,
    Radiant as the sun,

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    I came across this poetry site just hoping I might find some relief and be motivated. Thank you for this poem.

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