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I don't know how? or why? i'm feeling like this, that plague of sickness that exists in my gut.
The stress in my head and the constant belief that i'm stuck in this rut.
Is there anyway of escaping this mental illness that has taken over my life?.
with all that's going on with me how am i expected to become anyone's wife.
The medication doesn't help me much, sometimes it makes me feel worse.
if only i could find a way of breaking myself free of this torturous curse.
I know that there is no one who can make me feel better, its something I've got to do on my 
I have to get up, get on with it and grow myself a backbone.
Its easy for others to say as they don't seem to understand mental illness.
they just think that the way in which i act is down to my own silliness.
maybe so but i'm trying, and it is such a hard illness to beat.
though when i do i will be happy again, back to normal and my life will be complete.

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  1. Date: 7/12/2009 5:47:00 PM
    Very true verse...I have problems with anxiety & family members who are bi-polar...none of it's much fun...a sense of humor's a real help sometimes and helping others takes my mind off stuff. BIG HUGS!

  1. Date: 6/4/2009 2:37:00 PM
    Sister, I know this place, but when you write of it things become more poignant ... take courage ... this is a mighty write.

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 2:19:00 AM
    this is exactly how i feel right now. i see the nail and, yep, there is you, hitting it right on the head

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 6:38:00 AM
    yeah i know for some people you can live a normal life but i have friends who suffer from mental illness and her husband has bi-polar and because of this he is in and out of a mental institude, he does not leave the house unless he is instructed to do so along with a carer, there is worse cases than some, i too went through a stage in my life where i suffered mental anxiety and panic attacks so i was just writing about how i felt at the time.

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 4:19:00 PM
    i just wrote a poem on bi-polar i suffer from that its hard but you can live a "normal" life as long as you get help TRUST ME

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 3:51:00 PM
    Great write full of more strength then the speaker even realises. Mental illness is hard to contend with and most people don't know how hard it really is. I wish the voice in this much peace and happiness. Love christie