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The following pieces of poetry are based on my own experiences of having mental health problems which I have suffered from since the age of sixteen years old. I also try to explore the causes and consequences of mental health issues more generally while attempting to demonstrate that these obstacles, with the correct help and with time can be overcome.
Depression is loss of the soul.
Depression is never having a goal.
Depression is losing the will to live.
Depression is having no more to give.
Depression is cruel and unfair.
Depression says i don't care.
Depression is existence stripped bare.
All emotions are blocked,
stuck in my throat like phlegm,
thick and congested thoughts
All of my feelings locked away.
Cold and unfeeling, sucked up and spat out
Isolation is self-imposed, my soul arrested.
Thoughts of me
My thoughts and feelings are barren,
like a dried up river bed or a desert
left reeling by things in my past, and now.
The person whom I want to be has slipped away
something unknown inside me has died
and there’s nothing I can do,
I'd fix it if I knew how
Words and Actions cause me alarm
Words and Actions make me self-harm
Words and Actions always unfair
Words and Actions show you don't care
What you've inflicted I'll never share
Forever and always I'll hide my pain
Forever and always to drive me insane
Words and Actions inflicted by you
Staying with me my whole life through
by Neil Power
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