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Mental Health Poetry Self-love

Tint

“Pain talks over other voices
Puts on a tint of dirt
How do you pay attention
With hissing in your ears?”

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Mental Health Poetry Self-love

No Man Land

I shoved, I pushed
made sure I took

All the right steps
It landed me where

Nobody is, and
now nobody can

relate to my ache;
what keeps me awake

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Mental Health Poetry

Lay

Too bored to stay awake
Too dreadful to sleep
In the between, I lay
Endlessly.

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Mental Health Poetry

Balloon

I am a ball of helium
tied with a string —
stuck.

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Mental Health Poetry

Learned helplessness

You’d eventually learn
That it is a long, long time
To await for day break

You’d understand
Your consciousness is futile
As it is paralysing

Cruising the edge of
Insanity, blurring lines of
Dream and reality

The rhythm of blood
Pumping at your ears, mocking
The count down of eternity

You’d eventually believe
Trapped in a forever present
Like a dream you cannot awake — an irony

In this dream,
You are alone.
And alone, you will always be.

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Mental Health Poetry Self-love

Sunflower

I only wanted to be free
Live against the gravity
Infinite, the colour white — I am sunlight!

But if I am light
I cannot love the shadows
How can I fly? With half body heavy in soil

Each of them
Formed a vein and spread like roots
I am no sunlight, I am only a sunflower

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Mental Health Poetry

Chance

Does darkness deserve light?
Could the desert bloom?
Do I have a chance?

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Mental Health Poetry

Try

If I try,
could I be
happy?

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Love Mental Health Poetry

Act of pain

Pain is a strange thing
Full of lies, it will be
Painting stories of tragedy
you will learn to believe

Into the role, perfectly
Pushing at you, screaming
Crying. A disgusting mess of
Madness and grief

Sorry I let the poison of pain
Swallow me; I forgot to see
Every time I clawed at you,
You’ve only responded with love

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Love Mental Health Poetry

Protect you

I watch you sleep
And hold your hands
Kiss your moan
And cease your frown

I watch you sleep
And know that I can
not protect you
From yourself

I watch you sleep
And really wish I can
“I love you”
I can only hold your hands

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