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Mental Illness

It happens when you don't expect it.
Wandering, creeping...
Seeking and finding...
Never satisfied. planted in your mind,
Eating at you happiness,
Always wanting more.
Sucking away your life,
Changing your thoughts,
Body,
And soul.

You'll never be rid from it.
Trapped in a cage.
Stuck behind steal bars.
Walking in quick sand.
Sinking, sinking, SINKING...
Pressure building
Fear rising.
People watch and stare.

Stuck in your mind.
Suffering from a mental illness.
Pushing EVERYONE away
No help at all.
Everything worsening
The illness has spread.

You can't leave the state of depression...

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  1. Date: 5/2/2012 9:29:00 PM

    Yes, it's a very difficult thing. my hubbie suffers from it. WEll done.

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 7:29:00 PM

    I say you have a broken arm or leg it will mend, not so easy with mental illness, we can appear real calm on the outside while on the inside a storm is brewing, I say thank God for poetry gives us an opportunity to spume like the red sea or caress the blue of the ocean, thank you for your heart felt sharing I much enjoyed reading it love and light my dear poetess, Vienna.

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 3:40:00 PM

    So, so true. Direct with a strong ending. Very good write!